Mr. Berman is currently counsel at Rifkin, Livingston, Levitan & Silver, LLC. Previously, he served for seven years as the Deputy Chief of Litigation at the Maryland Attorney General’s Office, where he handled complex litigation in federal and State trial and appellate courts, including allegations of wrongful death and excessive force against police officers and defense of the State’s electronic voting system. He is an Adjunct Professor at both the University of Baltimore and University of Maryland schools of law, where he co-teaches a class on electronically stored information. Previously, he was with Tydings & Rosenberg, LLC, and Kaplan, Heyman, Greenberg, Engelman & Belgrad, P.A. Mr. Berman also clerked for The Honorable R. Dorsey Watkins, United States District Court for the District of Maryland.
Mr. Berman has recently co-authored two articles on electronic discovery that were published in the University of Baltimore law review, and has published in the MSBA Litigation Section Council’s newsletter, “The Litigator,” as well as the Maryland Bar Journal. He has given presentations on electronic discovery to seminars in Las Vegas, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, and Baltimore, as well as through national webinars. Mr. Berman was formerly the Chair of the MSBA Litigation Section Council and the Co-Chair of the Federal District Court Liaison Committee, as well as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Bar Journal. He is currently an Associate Editor of the American Bar Association publication, “Litigation News.”
Mr. Berman graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law, where he was Order of the Coif and awarded the Bernstein Prize, and also earned a masters degree from the University of Maryland and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin. He was awarded the Chief’s Commendation from the Maryland Transportation Authority Police for his high-technology defense of police officers in a lawsuit alleging wrongful death.