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Michael A. Berg
Michael A. Berg is a commercial litigator with extensive experience in the federal and state courts at the trial and appellate levels. In 1996, Professor Berg earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from New York University School of Law, where he was symposium editor of the Annual Survey of American Law and wrote an award-winning Note on religious liberty. After graduating from law school, Professor Berg clerked for the Hon. Fortunato P. Benavides on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Professor Berg is of counsel to Meiselman, Denlea, Packman, Carton & Eberz in White Plains, N.Y. His practice focuses on commercial litigation and consumer class actions in state and federal courts nationwide. From 1997 to 2007, Professor Berg was an associate with prominent firms in New York City. He has defended securities and antitrust class actions, contract and business tort claims, and product liability actions, and has prosecuted consumer fraud class actions against some of the nation’s largest companies. He has successfully briefed and argued numerous appeals in the Second Circuit, the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court, and other venues.
Before attending law school, Professor Berg worked as a reporter for several daily newspapers and the Associated Press. He earned an M.S. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1983, and an A.B. from Dartmouth College, with distinction in U.S. Political History, in 1982.