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Eli Schulman
U.S 646.328.0186
Israel +972.77.261.6186
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  • Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude
  • Fulbright Scholar, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Columbia University, A.B., summa cum laude


  • Law Clerk to Chief Judge Michael B. Mukasey
    U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York


  • Cahill Gordon & Reindel – New York, New York
  • Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd & Evans – Washington, D.C.


  • Ministry of Justice, Department of International Affairs – Jerusalem, Israel


  • New York
  • Massachusetts
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Israel


  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Participant, ICC Masterclass for Arbitrators
  • Member, ICC Israel national arbitration committee
  • Israel Reporter, IBA Arbitration Guidelines and Rules Subcommittee
  • Faculty, American Conference Institute, International Investigations



  • Ranked repeatedly by Chambers and Partners and by The Legal 500 among leading dispute-resolution lawyers worldwide, and described in those publications by clients and/or colleagues as:
    • “a top professional”
    • “talented and knowledgeable”
    • “a great lawyer”
    • “fantastic”
    • “exceptionally respectful, professional and highly intelligent”
    • “a valuable and dedicated resource, who leaves no stone unturned”

Representation of Israeli, U.S., and International Entities in Connection with U.S. Matters

  • Representation of Israeli software company in appeal from nine-figure litigation for fraud and related claims against world’s largest manufacturer of semiconductor chip machinery.
  • Defense of Israeli manufacturer in federal litigation brought by former North American distributor.
  • Representation of Israeli entity in connection with breach of contract by U.S. corporation.
  • Representation of Israeli copyright holder in connection with multiple infringements in the U.S. of copyrighted works.
  • Representation of Israeli trademark holder in connection with infringement of mark in the U.S.
  • Representation of Israeli entity in connection with enforcement in the U.S. of Israeli judgment.
  • Representation of U.S. investment company in connection with U.S. litigation involving fraudulent inducement.
  • Representation of international corporation in connection with breach of contract and related torts by manager of U.S. investment fund.

Service as Expert on U.S. Law

  • Preparation of expert opinion for Israeli Ministry of Justice concerning U.S. constitutional law issues in connection with matter pending before Israeli Supreme Court.
  • Provision of advice to Israeli counsel on U.S. commercial law, including on such issues as enforcement of arbitration award and corporate liability for acts of directors.
  • Retention as expert on New York law in connection with Israeli proceedings implicating standing of New York corporation.
  • Provision of advice to Israeli corporation on New York contract law in connection with dispute in Israel under contract with New York choice-of-law provision.

Representation in Connection with Israeli Matters

  • Provision of advice to large international law firm concerning enforcement of foreign judgment in Israel.
  • Provision of advice to U.S. counsel concerning Israeli contract law in connection with U.S. arbitration involving Israeli corporation.
  • Provision of advice concerning Israeli extradition matters.


  • Defense of Fortune 100 corporation in billion-dollar lawsuit brought by competitor under federal antitrust and state tort laws, alleging anticompetitive and fraudulent conduct.
  • Prosecution of action for Fortune 100 corporation against competitor for breach of contract, fraud, and other state and federal claims. Representation in cross-appeals.
  • Defense of Fortune 100 corporation in multi-district consumer class-action litigation alleging unlawful and anticompetitive sales practices.
  • Defense of Fortune 100 corporation in New York state-court action by competitor alleging unlawful business practices.
  • Defense of breach-of-contract claims brought by insurance company, and prosecution of contract and business-tort counterclaims resulting in eight-figure jury verdict in favor of client.


  • Prosecution of challenge by Fortune 500 corporation to restrictions on marketing imposed by local regulators.
  • Defense of individual in prosecution for alleged violations of federal campaign-finance laws, and institution of fast-track challenge to constitutionality of federal-law provisions at issue.


  • Worldwide internal investigation for Fortune 500 corporation of possible violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
  • Internal investigation for foreign brokerage firm of alleged violations of U.S. securities laws; representation of company before U.S. Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission, and in related proceedings.
  • Representation of individual in connection with federal prosecution for insider trading.


  • On behalf of leading newspapers, magazines, television networks, and cable networks:
    • copyright and trademark counseling
    • libel counseling
    • representation in efforts to seek access to judicial proceedings
    • preparation of amicus briefs in both trial and appellate courts
  • Provision of products-liability advice to international manufacturer.