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Jenner & Block Partner Debbie L. Berman was recently elected a Vice Chair of the Jewish United Fund Board of Directors.
Ms. Berman has served on the JUF/Jewish Federation’s board of directors since 2003 and is a member of its Executive Committee. She is also Chair of the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Trades, Industries & Professions (JUF-TIP), and has coordinated a series of four dinners for 13 different JUF-TIP divisions which featured speakers such as former Vice President Al Gore, ABC Newsman Bob Woodruff and columnist Charles Krauthammer. The successful dinner series raised more than $2 million for the 2007 JUF Campaign and for the Israel Emergency Campaign.
In addition, Ms. Berman co-created the JUF Executive and Professional Women’s Network, a networking group designed to bring women together from a variety of diverse fields including lawyers, financial service and real estate professionals, entrepreneurs and corporate executives. The goal of the group is to promote professional achievement and success among its members. She is also a former Chair of the JUF/Jewish Federation Leadership Development Committee and former Campaign Chair of the JUF Lawyers Division.
The JUF/Jewish Federation also honored Ms. Berman in 2005 with its Davis, Gidwitz & Glasser Award, which recognizes “young leaders who represent an ideal of dedication and service to the Jewish community.”
Ms. Berman is Co-Chair of the Firm’s Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition Practice and a member of the Firm’s Media and First Amendment, Defense & Aerospace, Business Litigation and Government Contracts Practices.