Team Members


Ronit J. Berkovich is a partner in Weil’s Business Finance & Restructuring Department and is based in New York. Ms. Berkovich represents debtors, creditors, lenders, investors, and acquirers of assets in all aspects of distressed situations. She has served as debtors’ counsel in several of the largest and most significant chapter 11 cases in history, … Continued


Susheel Kirpalani is a partner and Chairperson of the firm’s Bankruptcy and Restructuring Group. Susheel’s notable representations include: serving as the Court-appointed Examiner and Mediator in Dynegy, representing the statutory creditors’ committees in RadioShack, SemGroup and Sentinel, serving as conflicts counsel to estate fiduciaries in Lehman Brothers, NII International, NewPage, Idearc, Washington Mutual, and Solutia, representing boards of directors, such as that … Continued


EDUCATION Northwestern University, B.S.J. (1978) DePaul University, J.D. (1982) PROFESSIONAL CAREER Catherine Steege is a partner in the firm of Jenner & Block LLP in the Chicago office, where she is co-chair of the Bankruptcy and Restructuring group. Ms. Steege’s practice covers all aspects of financial restructuring and related litigation, with an emphasis on representation … Continued


Judge Goldblatt was appointed to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court bench in 2021. Craig Goldblatt is an experienced bankruptcy litigator, with a focus on complex bankruptcy disputes and bankruptcy appeals. The core of his practice has been protecting the interests of secured creditors, financial institutions and insurance companies in bankruptcy-related disputes, though he has also represented … Continued


Link to Firm Bio Susan Freeman is a partner who concentrates her practice on business bankruptcy and on appeals of all kinds. She is the only lawyer invited to membership (and leadership) in both the American College of Bankruptcy and the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. Susan has briefed and argued before the U.S. Supreme … Continued

BABETTE A. CECCOTTI, Esq. (retired)

Ms. Ceccotti was a member of the firm of Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP in New York, NY, a law firm specializing in the representation of labor organizations and employee benefit plans.  She retired in 2014.  Ms. Ceccotti divided her time between the firm’s bankruptcy practice and its employee benefit practice.   As part of the … Continued


Link to Firm Bio Heather Lennox has played a leading role in Jones Day’s representations of debtors and potential debtors, creditors’ committees, prepetition secured lenders, bank groups, DIP lenders, credit card processors, and other significant creditors in many of the nation’s largest in-court and out-of-court corporate restructurings. She has substantial experience counseling clients in fraudulent … Continued