International

Israel

We have helped hundreds of Israeli companies penetrate the US market as well as handled strategic transactions and financings for public and private Israeli entities. Whether you are interested in conducting business and raising capital in the US or are an investor looking for Israeli businesses and technologies to fund, you require experienced legal counsel with strong local insight. Our attorneys and professionals have been actively engaged in Israel for over 15 years. 

We are recognized for our work in Israel across several sectors:
  • Technology: Our capabilities span the issues faced by established technology businesses as well as those involved in innovative and emerging technologies. Our clients include security, e-commerce, health IT, Internet, digital media, social media, FinTech, AdTech, EdTech, big data, business analytics, and business intelligence companies and investors. 
  • Life Sciences: We have been at the forefront of this industry for over 40 years and offer a highly integrated intellectual property, licensing, and corporate practice. We specialize in IPOs for companies developing ground-breaking technologies and have unique strength in the specialized area of Form 10/reverse merger IPOs. 
  • Health Care: We have gained a deep knowledge of the specific business drivers, operational issues, and regulatory challenges that face entities in this space. We counsel every type of business in the health care industry, from providers, payors, pharmacies, manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors to lenders and investors. 
  • Medical Device: Recognizing this is an explosive growth area in Israel, we have developed a dedicated team focused on medical technology.
  • Energy: One of the first law firms to develop a practice focused on representing companies creating “green” or “clean” technologies, we have expanded our practice to also include full-service representation of companies advancing technological innovations used in established energy sectors.

Quick Facts


  • Multidisciplinary team including US-based Israeli Members and Associates
  • Highly familiar with Israel’s political and business culture and legal and regulatory landscape
  • Strong relationships with top law firms in Israel and a global network of international firms to help address any matter or issue in any jurisdiction
  • Highly ranked and recognized by Chambers Global (Israeli – Corporate – M&A)
  • Years of experience delivering results for Israeli companies
  • Lawyers who volunteer significant time and resources to Jewish and Israeli causes
  • Frequently speak and write on topics relevant to Israel’s business and legal communities

Areas of Focus

  • Crisis Response, Risk Management & Executive Protection
    • Complex corporate structures and indemnification
    • Consumer product safety
    • Corporate compliance and investigations
    • Director and officer liability
    • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and UK Bribery Act
    • Fund management liability
    • International liability and indemnification issues
    • Privacy and security
    • SEC investigations
    • Terrorism

  • Financings & Corporate Transactions
    • Business structure
    • Debt financing
    • EB-5 financing through the Investor Visa Program
    • Fund formation
    • International taxation
    • Joint ventures
    • Manufacturing and distribution agreements
    • Mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures
    • Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), US Agency for International Trade and Development (USAID), International Finance Corporation (IFC), and other bilateral and multilateral financings
    • Project development and financing
    • Public offerings
    • Real estate investment trusts and related funds
    • Research agreements
    • Restructurings
    • Strategic alliances
    • Technology transfers
    • Venture capital and other private placements

  • Government Contracts & Grant Matters
    • International trade and export control laws
  • Immigration & Other Cross-Border Personnel Matters
    • Alignment of immigration and international tax advice
    • Compliance with in-country labor and immigration laws
    • Concierge-level immigration services for executives and key employees relocating to global destinations
    • EB-5 Investor Visa Program
    • Identification of in-country counsel for complex and routine corporate immigration processes
    • Strategic planning for expanding a workforc

  • Intellectual Property
    • IP litigation
    • IP portfolio monetization
    • IP strategy counseling
    • Licensing agreements
    • Patents and copyrights
    • Technology transfers
    • Trademarks

  • International Taxation
    • Advising non-US investors on issues of US business transactions and real estate acquisitions
    • Advising US and non-US residents on applicable tax treaties
    • Advising US clients on international operations and offshore investment activities
    • Structuring international business operations

  • Litigation
    • Anti-money laundering
    • Complex tort and product-related litigation
    • Complex litigation and dispute resolution, including class and derivative actions
    • Director and officer liability
    • Employment litigation
    • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and UK Bribery Act
    • Government investigations and enforcement defense
    • Intellectual property litigation
    • International arbitration
    • International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
    • Securities Litigation

  • Real Estate
    • Advising on project finance for large-scale projects
    • Analyzing and structuring complex transactions
    • Coordinating projects of significant scope and complexity
    • Forming funds for international real estate investors
    • Identifying lenders in the global marketplace for US and non-US projects
    • Negotiating throughout the development process

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Highly ranked and recognized by Chambers Global (Israeli – Corporate – M&A)

Litigation & Investigations

  • Represented several individuals and companies investigated for violations of the FCPA.
  • Won dismissal of an action against a significant bank involving hundreds of millions of dollars of claims under the Anti-Terrorism Act and the Alien Tort Claims Act.
  • Represented a series of nonprofit organizations and private citizens in their successful defense of a major defamation case brought against them by the Islamic Society of Boston.
  • Represented a major pharmaceutical company defendant in antitrust MDL litigation, the first alleged “pay-for-delay” case to go to trial since the Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in FTC v. Actavis. Cross-examination of key “reverse payment” expert resulted in the Court striking the expert’s testimony after he left the stand, and paved the way for a favorable settlement for our client shortly before the close of the evidence.
  • Represented a major pharmaceutical company in connection with a heath care fraud and abuse investigation. This involved a parallel civil investigation, with implications for debarment from Medicare/Medicaid programs. After a lengthy investigation and a presentation to the US Attorney and the DOJ, the government declined criminal prosecution.
  • Represented an Israeli start-up medical device company and three of its new sales professionals relating to their nonsolicitation and noncompetition agreements with their previous employer. On behalf of the client, we secured the order denying the motion for preliminary injunctive relief, citing the lack of a showing of irreparable harm and thereby clearing the clients of any wrongdoing.
  • Represented an Israeli start-up medical device company in connection with a discrimination and retaliation suit from a former employee. The case was resolved with a settlement agreement and a mutual general release agreement between the two parties.
  • Represented the largest provider of financial crime prevention, risk, and compliance solutions for regional and global financial institutions and government regulators in connection to its president’s noncompete agreement. The company has interests overseas and there were a number of international issues that had to be dealt with in the United Kingdom and Israel.

Financings, Transactions & Regulatory

  • Represented Compugen Ltd. in its follow-on offering of March 2014 underwritten by Jefferies, JMP Securities, Oppenheimer & Co., and Chardan Capital.
  • Represent an Israel-based company, specializing in telephone voice recording, data security, and surveillance in general privacy and security consulting.
  • Represented Celsus Therapeutics PLC in its February 2014 follow-on offering led by Oppenheimer & Co.
  • Represent one of the leading telehealth operators, since its inception, on the complex statutes and regulations in the US that govern the delivery of health care and the issuance of prescriptions in an online setting. This representation has also included handling all health care regulatory aspects of the company’s establishment of strategic relationships with two major US health plans, and managing the nationwide network of physicians who deliver care on the technology platform.
  • Represented Vringo, Inc. in its 2012 purchase of Innovate/Protect, Inc.
  • Represent a global provider of clinical information systems and electronic medical records in its HIPAA compliance matters.

Intellectual Property

  • Handle European patent prosecution for a number of emerging growth medical device companies, including InsuLine Medical Ltd., Kyma Medical Tech., and MeMed Diagnostics.
  • Representing MoneyCat, the owner of patents in the e-commerce space, in a District Court patent litigation against PayPal to enforce MoneyCat’s exclusive patent rights.
  • Handle trademark matters for a medical device company that produces a noninvasive cardiac output monitor.
  • Conducted patent due diligence on behalf of an investment and strategic advisory group.
  • Handled several reexaminations at the United States Patent and Trademark office on behalf of Camtek, which provides automated solutions for enhancing production processes in semiconductor fabrication and packaging, and printed circuit board and IC substrates.
  • Providing strategic counsel to and handling US and European patent prosecution for an emerging company focused on wireless charging of mobile devices.

Representative Clients

  • American Well
  • Camtek
  • Healarium
  • iMDsoft
  • InsuLine Medical
  • Israel Discount Bank
  • Kyma Medical Technologies
  • MoneyCat
  • NICE Systems, Inc.
  • ORIM Group
  • Rosetta Genomics Ltd.
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries, Ltd
  • Vringo, Inc.

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