Pamela Berman Joins Bowditch & Dewey as a Partner

January 6, 2014

January 6, 2014 (Boston) - The law firm of Bowditch & Dewey is pleased to announce that Pamela E. Berman, a highly regarded commercial litigator, has joined the firm as a partner in its Boston office.

Berman brings impressive experience in the commercial litigation, securities and employment sectors, including two recent jury trials involving multi-million dollar disputes. For more than 30 years, she has represented businesses in complex commercial disputes and broker-dealers and brokers in arbitrations and enforcement proceedings.

Berman's background also includes a wide variety of intellectual property matters, such as trademarks and copyright-infringement cases. She has assisted clients in employment disputes over trade secrets, allegations of discrimination, and non-competition agreements. She has defended healthcare service providers against claims of malpractice. Finally, she has represented an aviation manufacturer in contractual and product liability cases.

In 2013, Pam was honored with a Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly "Top Women of Law Circle of Excellence" award. She has been given the highest rating by Martindale-Hubbell of AV- Pre-eminent in her field as a commercial litigator and voted as one of the top 100 Super Lawyers in Massachusetts for the past 10 years.

"With her wide-ranging background and reputation as a first-rate litigator, Pam adds a dynamic element to our firm and to our Boston office," said James D. Hanrahan, the managing partner of Bowditch & Dewey. "Our clients in Massachusetts and beyond will benefit from her experience and track record. We are delighted to welcome her to our firm and to our expanding office in Boston."

Berman is active in the community, serving as a past president of the Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts and as the immediate past-president of the National Conference of Women's Bar Associations. She is also a member of Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey's Advisory Committee on Massachusetts Judicial Nominees, which considers applications for federal judicial vacancies in Boston. A graduate of Cornell Law School and Wells College, Berman comes to Bowditch & Dewey from Adler Pollock & Sheehan, where she was a shareholder. She is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania.

The arrival of Berman comes shortly after the firm welcomed Mary-Pat Cormier to its Boston office in 2013. Like Berman, Cormier has an extensive record of achievement in complex litigation matters. The new partners significantly bolster the firm's ability to advise clients in difficult disputes in insurance and financial services.