Jenner & Block

Berman Named One of 40 Under 40 Illinois Attorneys to Watch

The Law Bulletin Publishing Company has named Jenner & Block Partner Debbie Berman as one of the 40 Under 40 Illinois Attorneys to Watch.

"Many people dream of making it big in movies or television.  Debbie Berman doesn't have to dream; she's already done it," the profile of Ms. Berman notes. Among her many achievements, Ms. Berman was honored for her work with Paramount Pictures and CBS Broadcasting, for whom she has triumphed in a variety of cases including defamation lawsuits, First Amendment matters and employment disputes. 

"Berman has shone in cases involving complicated tax accounting issues, Title VII race discrimination and unfair competition," the profile also states.  "She is active in the community and has handled and supervised a number of political asylum and parental rights cases, pro bono."  The profile quotes one nominator as saying "Debbie is one of the most dedicated advocates I have ever known.  She is ferocious and completely determined to win within the system.  Give me 10 Debbies and I could conquer the world." 

Firm Partner Craig C. Martin was named one of 40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch in 2001.