Berger Singerman Elevates Andrew Zelman to Partner and Ashley Dillman Bruce to Of Counsel
January 3, 2019
Berger Singerman, Florida’s business law firm, is pleased to announce that Andrew B. Zelman and Ashley Dillman Bruce have been promoted to partner and of counsel, respectively. Zelman is a member of the firm’s Dispute Resolution Team, and Bruce is a member of the firm’s Business Reorganization Team and Dispute Resolution Team.
Resident in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office, Zelman joined Berger Singerman in 2018 as an associate following several years handling a wide range of complex commercial disputes and labor and employment cases at an AmLaw 100 firm. In his business litigation practice, Zelman routinely represents companies of all sizes and across multiple industries in a variety of matters, including contract disputes, tort claims, fraud, intellectual property, and class action cases in state and federal courts. His employment law practice focuses on counseling and advising management to ensure compliance with labor laws as well as defending businesses in employment related litigation.
Zelman currently serves as the chair of the Grievance Committee of The Florida Bar and is a member of the Federal Court Practice Committee.
Zelman received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan University where he played on the school’s intercollegiate varsity basketball team. He then obtained his law degree from Florida International University’s College of Law, graduating fifth in his class, while working full time as a consultant at an insurance firm.
“Andrew has worked tirelessly on major matters for our clients, and has consistently provided passionate service and contributed to impressive results,” said Paul Steven Singerman, co-chair of Berger Singerman. “His work ethic and contributions to our firm culture make him more than deserving of this elevation, and we are all proud to have him as our partner.”
Bruce is a resident in the firm’s Boca Raton office. Bruce concentrates her practice in corporate bankruptcy and insolvency matters, in addition to a variety of complex commercial litigation and appeals before federal and state courts. Prior to joining Berger Singerman, Bruce clerked for Federal Bankruptcy Judge Raymond B. Ray, and Judge Melanie G. May of the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal.
A top-rated attorney in Florida, Bruce was named a Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2016-2018 and a Florida Trend Legal Elite Up & Comer in 2015 and 2018. She currently serves on the Lawyers’ Advisory Committee for the United States Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of Florida, as a committee chair for the Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida, and as the Editor in Chief for the organization’s Journal.
Bruce received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida and her law degree from Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad Law Center, where she graduated magna cum laude and was a member of Nova Law Review and Moot Court Society.
“Ashley is an outstanding lawyer. The breadth of her experience provides a platform for her to add great value in restructuring matters and in litigation matters in bankruptcy court as well as in state and federal court cases. She is always well-prepared and clients consistently praise her responsiveness and the results she helps to obtain,” said Singerman. “Our entire team congratulates both Ashley and Andrew on their achievements.”