Member Profile - Elliot Berke

Membership Level

Advisory Council


Berke Farah LLP


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Law School


Practice Area 1

Election Law

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Practice Area 3

White Collar Crime



Employment: Managing Partner, Berke Farah LLP (2014- ); Partner and Co-Chair of Political Law Group, McGuireWoods LLP (2011-2014); Principal, Law Office of Elliot S. Berke PLLC (2008-2011); General Counsel, Barbour, Griffith & Rogers, LLC (2006-2007); Counsel, Office of the Speaker of the House (2006); General Counsel, Office of the House Majority Leader (2004-2006); Special Counsel, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (2002-2004); Senior Counsel and Associate Independent Counsel, Office of the Independent Counsel In Re: Madison Guaranty Savings & Loan Assoc. (1999-2002); Counsel, U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (1998-1999); Investigative Counsel, U.S. House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, Special Investigation into Campaign Finance Improprieties and Possible Violations of Law (1997-1998); LBJ Intern, Representative Bill McCollum (1992). Honors: Rendered by Chambers USA as Nationwide Best Lawyer ; Named One of Washington's Washingtonian Magazine. Education: Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, GA (J.D., 1997): Emory International Law Review, Executive Articles Editor; Author (Vol. 10, No. 2); Director of Programs, International Law Society; Vice President, The Federalist Society. Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC (B.A., cum laude in Politics and History, 1993): Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society; Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society; Sigma Pi Fraternity International; Associate Editor & Columnist, Old Gold & Black; Managing Editor, The Greek Forum. Lake Brantley High School, Altamonte Springs, FL (1989). Memberships: Republican National Lawyers Association President, 2016-2018; First Vice President, 2014-2016; Vice President for Programming, 2011-2013; Vice President for DC Operations, 2008-2010, Membership, 2006-2008, Secretary, 2004-2006, Advisory Council (2004- ), and the Board of Governors, 2004-2020); Romney for President Justice Advisory Group Steering Committee (2011-2012); Romney for President Advisory Committee on the Constitution and the Courts (2007-2008); John McCain '08, Marshall, National Response Center (2008); VA Victory '09, Chief Marshall, Election Day War Room; The Federalist Society; The International Churchill Society (Member of the Board of Advisors); American Bar Association; Vaclav Havel Library Foundation (Member of the Board of Directors); Wake Forest Alumni Association (President 2012-2014; member 2007-2015); Wake Forest College Board of Visitors (2015- ). Bar Admissions: District of Columbia; Maryland (inactive).

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