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Mark A. Berman, a partner in the commercial litigation practice group at Ganfer & Shore, has been appointed co-chair of the New York State Bar Association's Committee on Social Media, part of its Commercial and Federal Litigation section. Berman has written a column since 2005 for LTN sibling publication The New York Law Journal on e-discovery issues in New York courts.
Berman represents clients in complex commercial matters, emphasizing real estate and securities disputes, electronic discovery conflicts, and complex title insurance issues. He has argued cases before the First and Second Departments of New York's Appellate Division and is a trained mediator. He served as an associate in litigation at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom prior to joining Ganfer & Shore.
The committee's mission includes:
Using social media to promote continuing legal education and important legal developments of the committee, its section, and the bar.
Educating section members on the risks and benefits social media poses to law practice and the professional obligations it brings, including ethics, discipline, and malpractice.
Best practices for preserving and collecting social media for litigation and investigations, social media types and discoverability, and using social media during litigation.
Berman stated he hopes the social media committee will be a "leading force in addressing social media issues in the litigation context."
Ganfer & Shore is based in Manhattan, has nine partners, two of counsel, and 12 associates, and specializes in commercial and securities litigation and real estate law.
Michael Roach is LTN's associate editor. Send email.