Beth L. Kaufman

Beth Kaufman, Litigation Attorney, NAWL
President & ABA House of Delegates
Organization Profile
Professional Biography

Beth L. Kaufman is a senior partner and head of litigation at Schoeman Updike Kaufman & Stern LLP, an AV® Preeminent™ Law Firm based in New York and one of the largest women-owned law firms in the United States. Ms. Kaufman concentrates her practice in complex litigation, including commercial matters, employment defense, product liability and toxic tort matters. Ms. Kaufman is a past President of NAWL (2012-2013), recently concluded a four year term, from 2010 to 2014, as Secretary of the ABA Section of Litigation and, from 2009-2012, served as the Second Circuit Representative to the ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary. She was a member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on the Judiciary from 2008-2013, appointed by New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. Ms. Kaufman has been elected by her peers to the list of Top 50 Women Lawyers in New York, as a New York Super Lawyer and a Best Lawyer in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. She also served on the Executive Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York from 2000 to 2004 and chaired its Committee on the Judiciary from 2004 to 2007.

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