Debbie Berman of Flossmoor was honored with the 2020 Decalogue Society Award for her many contributions to both the legal and Jewish communities.
The award, presented during a Decalogue Society ceremony in November, recognizes Berman as someone who exemplifies, through her actions and achievements, the core principles of the Decalogue Society of Lawyers, America’s oldest Jewish bar association.
“What I have done in my career is not extraordinary – it is what I believe Judaism and our profession expect of us, and we should expect of ourselves. That, of course, is not always the easy path, but it is the best one and the right one, and I am lucky that I have had many people supporting me along the way,” she said upon receiving the award.
Berman, a 1984 graduate of Homewood-Flossmoor High School, today serves as a member of the District 233 School Board.
Berman is a partner at the law firm Jenner & Block where she is co-chair of the firm’s Complex Commercial Litigation, Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenants and Media and First Amendment Practices. She also is serving as chair of the firm’s Pro Bono Program.
She has received numerous honors, including the JUF/Jewish Federation’s David, Gidwitz & Glasser Award that recognized her as a young leader “who represents an ideal of dedication and service to the Jewish community, and has repeatedly been selected one of the “super lawyers” in the Leading Lawyers Network.