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Senior Consultants

Elliot Berke serves as a Senior Consultant while maintaining his independent Washington, DC legal practice at Berke Farah, where he serves as Managing Partner. Elliot maintains a diverse and sophisticated law practice, specializing in Campaign Finance & Election Law; Government Ethics, Investigations, and Oversight; White Collar Criminal Defense; and Crisis Management.

Professional Background

From 2004 through 2006, Elliot served as in-house counsel and ethics advisor to the two most senior members of House leadership: the Office of the Speaker and the Office of the House Majority Leader.  Elliot has also served as special counsel to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and in the Office of the Independent Counsel (now Special Counsel)

Elliot began his legal career as an investigative counsel for the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations and the House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight. Prior to founding Berke Farah LLP, Elliot served as a partner and as practice group co-chair at McGuireWoods LLP.


Elliot is a cum laude graduate of Wake Forest University, where he was a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha and Phi Alpha Theta Honor Societies, and Emory University School of Law, where he served as Executive Articles Editor of the Emory International Law Review.

Senior Consultants are not associated with the Law Office of Christopher Amolsch in a continuing relationship as a partner, member, or of counsel capacity.  They are available on a case-by-case basis and not as a permanent, regular or ongoing presence.