|University ||Brown University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1956; University of Copenhagen, 1959-1960 Fulbright Scholar|
|Law School||Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1959|
|Admitted||1960, New Jersey; 1960, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey; 1980, United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; 1971, United States Supreme Court; 1985, New York|
|Born||New York, N.Y., December 22, 1935|
Frederic K. Becker, Chairman of the Board of Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A., has served for many years on the firm's Management Committee and is one of the firm's senior trial attorneys engaged in complex corporate and commercial litigation in the State and Federal Courts. Mr. Becker has also appeared before the New Jersey Supreme Court and Superior Court, Appellate Division as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Mr. Becker is a member of the Commercial Arbitration Panel of the American Arbitration Association and has previously served by designation of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey as one of the mediators in the Court's program for the mediation of complex cases.
Mr. Becker has served as a director of Prudential Financial, Inc. and as Chair of its Audit Committee, having retired from those positions in May 2010. Mr. Becker presently serves as a member of the Council of Trustees of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.
Mr. Becker has been designated by the New Jersey Supreme Court to serve on a number of its committees, including the Supreme Court Study Group on the Sale of Law Practices, the Supreme Court Committee on Model Rules of Professional Conduct (the "Debevoise Commission"), the Supreme Court Committee on Court Reporting (Stenographic and Electronic), the Supreme Court Committee to Evaluate Court Reporting Improvements and, most recently, the Supreme Court Commission on the Rules of Professional Conduct (the "Pollock Commission"). Mr. Becker is a 2004 recipient of the William J. Brennan, Jr. Award presented by The Association of the Federal Bar of the State of New Jersey, and the 2012 recipient of the Judge Learned Hand Award presented by the American Jewish Committee.
Mr. Becker is a past president of The Association of the Federal Bar of the State of New Jersey, a member of that Association's Advisory Board, a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and of the American Bar Foundation, the chair of the Editorial Board of the New Jersey Lawyer for many years until its cessation of publication (2008), a past president of the Harvard Law School Association of New Jersey, and a member of the American, New Jersey State and Middlesex County Bar Associations.
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