Barry H. Berke
Partner and co-chair, Litigation
Barry H. Berke, co-chair of the Litigation department of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, is a nationally recognized trial lawyer who represents officers, directors, professionals and corporations in sensitive and high-profile investigations and proceedings.
Barry recently served as chief impeachment counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives in the Senate impeachment trial of the former president of the United States. During the trial, Barry served as lead counsel and helped the House managers prepare and present a case that was widely recognized for its precisely choreographed and persuasive presentment of the factual evidence and constitutional arguments.
Previously, Barry served as special counsel to the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives in connection with its first investigation and impeachment of the former president of the United States. In addition to helping build the investigative framework and develop and draft the articles of impeachment, Barry played a prominent public-facing role in the House impeachment hearings, where he gave the opening statement for the committee and questioned key witnesses to much acclaim.
Mr. Berke is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He has been repeatedly recognized by Chambers USA, Legal 500 and Benchmark Litigation as one of the leading trial lawyers and white collar criminal defense attorneys in the United States. He was also named in 2010 and 2014-2018 as one of the Top 10 Lawyers in New York by Super Lawyers. Prior to joining Kramer Levin, Mr. Berke was a trial lawyer with the Federal Defenders office for the Southern District of New York. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Duke University.