Mitchell Berger, Partner

Mitchell W. Berger

Partner

Fort Lauderdale

Tel: (954) 627-9900

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Private Boards:

  • Chair of the Student Loan Marketing Association (Presidential Appointment) (August, 1998 - July, 2001)
  • Elected as Vice Chairman (1995-1996)
  • Appointed as a Director (Presidential appointment) (March, 1994 - July, 2001)
  • Oversaw initial privatization of the government sponsored enterprise

Public Boards and Commissions:

  • Member of the Governing Board of the South Florida Water Management District, appointed by Governor Lawton Chiles and confirmed by the Florida State Senate (1997 to March, 2001)
  • Chair, Audit Committee of South Florida Water Management District (1999 to March, 2001)
  • Member, Broward County Water Advisory Board (1999 to March, 2001)
  • Member, Governors Commission for a Sustainable South Florida (1997-1999)
  • Co-Chair Natural Resources Subcommittee
  • Member, Florida Keys Advisory Board (1997-1999)
  • Environmental Merit Award 2000 from the United States Environmental Protection Agency Region 4, for appreciation and recognition of outstanding environmental stewardship – awarded to the District (2000)
  • Member of the United States Small Business Agency Advisory Board (1996-1998)
  • Commissioner on the Florida Environmental Commission. Appointed twice by Governor Lawton Chiles, and confirmed by the Florida State Senate (1991-1997)
  • Member of the Environmental Financial Advisory Board to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (1993-1995)
  • Co-Chair of the Community Relations Committee for the Summit of the Americas, Miami, Florida. Appointed by Governor Lawton Chiles (1994)
  • Member of President Clinton's Transition Team, Personnel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of the Interior (1992-1993)
  • Member of the Broward County Management Review Commission (1989-1991)

Charitable and Educational Boards:

  • Member of the Board of Trustees Nova Southeastern University (November 2006 to present), Audit Committee, Strategic Planning Committee
  • Member of the Board of Governors of Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center (2002 to present)
  • Member of the Board of Governors of Nova Southeastern University H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship (1991 to present)
  • Member of the Advisory Board to the Master's Program in Real Estate Development and Management being offered by Nova University (1989-1990)
  • Member of the Board of Governors of Nova Southeastern University's School of Oceanography
  • Member of the Committee Regarding Fort Lauderdale Federal Courthouse (July 2009 to present)
  • Member of the Federal Judicial Bar and Community Liaison Committee (June 2009 to present)
  • Member of the Board of Visitors of Temple University School of Law (2001 to present)
  • Trustee of the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society (June 2008 to present)
  • Member of the Task Force on Complex Civil Litigation (2006 - 2009)
  • Member of the Jury Instructions Committee (2006 – 2009)
  • Alumni Associate Member of the Trustee Committee on Development and Alumni Affairs of Lafayette College (May 2006 to 2009)
  • Member of the Board of The Nature Conservancy of Florida (2001 to 2008)
  • Chairman of the Fundraising Committee of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) 2008 Miami Host Committee
  • Member of the Board of Trustees, North Broward Preparatory Schools (2006 to 2008)
  • Member of the Florida Atlantic University Broward Advisory Board (1996 to 2001)
  • Counsel to the Broward Community Health Purchasing Alliance (CHPA) (1994-2000)
  • Member of the Boys and Girls Club of Broward County Capital Campaign Cabinet (1996-2000)
  • Chairman of the Continuing Legal Education Committee, Chattanooga Bar Association (1982-1984)

Political:

  • Co-Leader of the Campaign For Change (National Democratic Coordinated Campaign) (2008), Member of the National Finance Board of Obama Victory Fund (2008)
  • Candidate as Presidential Elector (2004)
  • Co-Chair of the Democratic National Committee Battleground Victory Fund (2004)
  • Co-Chair of the National Finance Board, Joe Lieberman For President (2004)
  • Chair of the Federal Victory Fund, Democratic National Committee (2000)
  • Delegate to the Democratic National Convention (2000)
  • Candidate as Presidential Elector (2000)
  • Senior Advisor to the Gore 2000 Campaign
  • Finance Chair of the Florida Democratic Party (1994 to March, 1997, and 2001-2002)
  • Co-Chair of the National Finance Council of National Democratic Committee (1994 to March, 1997)
  • Presidential Elector (1996)
  • Delegate to the Democratic National Convention (1996)