The Impact Of The FY 2019 NDAA On Federal Procurement Law – Greenberg Traurig Article

Posted in Global, Government Law and Policy

Michael J. SchaengoldMelissa Prusock, and Danielle K. Muenzfeld, all resident in Greenberg Traurig’s Washington D.C. office, co-authored an article titled “The Impact Of The FY 2019 NDAA On Federal Procurement Law” which was published in The Government Contractor (Thomson Reuters).

This article, comprehensively examines the significant Federal procurement law changes contained in the FY 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA”).  Many of the NDAA’s 71+ statutory provisions directed at procurement law also apply to Federal civilian agencies.

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Adam Snukal Speaks on GDPR Issues During Istanbul Privacy Conference

Posted in Event, Privacy and Data Security, Technology

Adam Snukal, Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig’s Tel Aviv office and GDPR expert, recently participated on keynote panel at inaugural Turkey Privacy Professionals Association Privacy Conference.  The Conference hosted attorneys, academics and regulators eager to learn about privacy issues and specifically GDPR.  Adam took part in a panel titled “Concept of ‘Consent’ and Obligation to Inform under Personal Data Protection Law and GDPR”, which focused on the various legal implications regarding data subject consent.

Adam Snukal regularly counsels clients on their global privacy and data security compliance obligations, such as GDPR, HIPAA, PCI and more. Adam’s clients range from large multi-nationals to emerging growth companies.

Tel Aviv Shareholder Adam Snukal (second to right) with fellow panelists Prof. Dr. Erdem Özdemir- Marmara University, Dr. Hasan Oğan – Turkish Medical Association– Health Group, Dr. – Esin Çamlıbel – Turunç Law Office, and Arş. Gör. Nafiye Yücedağ – İstanbul University


Tel Aviv Office Kicks Off Regional Women’s Initiative With Guest Speaker U.S. Judge, Hon. Sheila Prell Sonenshine (Ret.)

Posted in Event, General, Global, Israel, Tel Aviv

Earlier this month, in conjunction with Pro-Bono Week in the U.S., Greenberg Traurig’s Tel Aviv office was proud to host the first of a series of events titled “Learning From Her”. 

Our first speaker was U.S. Judge, Hon. Sheila Prell Sonenshine (Ret.), who met with a group of Associates from leading Israeli law firms, to speak on the business development benefits associated with engaging in pro-bono early on in their careers. The Associates also had a chance to meet with several charitable organizations, learn of their activities and discuss potential collaboration.

This event and future ones in the series series are part of the office’s Women’s Initiative, and are led by Devora Snyder, attorney in the Tel Aviv office.


Judge Sonenshine with Israeli Associates, Devora Snyder and and Bosmat Chelouche, GC of the Jewish Agency in Israel.



Judge Sonenshine with Devora Snyder


Arizona Technology Alliance Visits Greenberg Traurig’s Tel Aviv Office

Posted in Event, Technology, Tel Aviv

Greenberg Traurig’s Tel Aviv office was pleased to welcome Arizona Israel Technology Alliance’s mission to Israel, bringing in industry leaders from Arizona, together with Hank Marshall, Executive Officer of the City of Phoenix , and Steve Zylstra, President & CEO of the Arizona Tech Council.

Leading the mission on Greenberg Traurig’s side was Quinn Williams, a Shareholder at the firm’s Phoenix office. Joey Shabot, Managing Shareholder of the Tel Aviv office welcomed the delegation with an overview of the booming local tech community, followed by Quinn’s vision of increasing business collaborations between Israel and Arizona. Greenberg Traurig’s CEO Brian Duffy, who has been visiting Israel this week, met with the delegation shared his impressions of the dynamic Israeli tech industry, and wished the guests a successful trip.

To read more about the Arizona Israel Technology Alliance experience in Israel and Greenberg Traurig, click here

Tel Aviv Managing Shareholder, Joey Shabot


Greenberg Traurig CEO, Brian Duffy


Greenberg Traurig Phoenix Office Shareholder, Quinn Williams

Greenberg Traurig FCPA and Anti-Corruption Seminar Brings Together Israeli Industry Professionals

Posted in Anti-Money Laundering, Event, Global, Government Law and Policy, Israel, Tel Aviv

Greenberg Traurig’s Tel Aviv office recently held a joint seminar with Deloitte, titled “Foreign Corrupt Practice Act and anti-corruption – Present Trends and Future Solutions”.

The seminar’s aim was sharing recent and future trends in this field, with professionals from leading Israeli companies of different sectors such as water-tech, military and defense, cyber security, online technology and more.

The evening was opened with Joey Shabot’s introduction of the firm, followed by a keynote address by Brian Duffy, CEO of Greenberg Traurig. Sharing lessons from his vast FCPA experience,  Brian offered practical advice for companies as well as thoughts on future developments in the area.

Deloitte then gave a presentation about upcoming trends and new technology relating to anti-corruption.

The evening was concluded by an engaging discussion between guests and speakers.

Left to right: Greenberg Traurig CEO, Brian Duffy  and Greenberg Traurig’s Tel Aviv office Managing Shareholder Joey Shabot


Post PASPA: An Examination of Sports Betting in America

Posted in Chicago, Gaming, Government Law and Policy, Las Vegas, Washington D.C.


The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations held a hearing yesterday titled, “Post PASPA: An Examination of Sports Betting in America.” Subcommittee Chairman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) heard testimony from the following witnesses: 1) Jocelyn Moore, executive vice president for communications and public affairs, National Football League; 2) Les Bernal, national director of Stop Predatory Gambling; Sara Slane, senior vice president of public affairs at the American Gaming Association; 3) Jon Bruning, counselor for the Coalition to Stop Online Gambling; and 4) Becky Harris, chair of the Nevada Gaming Control Board.

Members of Congress attending the hearing included: Subcommittee Chairman Sensenbrenner, full Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA); full Committee Ranking Member Jerry Nadler (D-NY); Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA); Rep. Val Demmings (D-FL); Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY); and Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL).

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Israel’s Economy Continues to Outperform

Posted in credit rating, Tel Aviv

Earlier this summer, S&P Global gave the Israeli economy a vote of confidence by upgrading Israel’s credit rating for the first time in seven years. As reported in a Calcalist article, the new AA- rating is Israel’s highest to date. The change by S&P was made on the heels of Moody’s Investors Service also upgrading Israel’s rating, from “stable” to “positive.” 

Several factors contributed to the credit rating bump, such as Israel’s diverse economy, strong external balance sheet, historically low unemployment rate, and declining general government debt. The report mentioned Israel’s “strong economic performance” and even predicted a growth rate of 3.3 percent of gross domestic product over the next four years. The upgraded credit rating will save Israel billions of shekels, which will be leveraged for the social ministries – health, education, and social welfare.

Greenberg Traurig is the only major international law firm with a multidisciplinary, registered office in Tel Aviv and serves as a gateway for Israeli businesses and entrepreneurs seeking opportunities around the world, as well as for companies exploring opportunities within Israel. The Tel Aviv location offers clients the global reach of Greenberg Traurig’s international network, connecting Israel to major commercial centers across the globe. GT Tel Aviv is deeply involved in the hi-tech world and assists Israeli companies in raising money and increasing operations abroad as well as in connecting U.S., Chinese, and European investors with Israeli companies.

Real Estate Investment in Poland – Opportunities in Europe’s Booming Market

Posted in Event, Real Estate

Recently, Greenberg Traurig was pleased to organize a morning seminar focused on real estate investment opportunities and trends in Poland. GT’s Tel Aviv and Warsaw offices, together with partners CBRE and Deloitte, hosted a group of more than 70 guests eager to learn about the Polish real estate market. The seminar took place in Tel Aviv and included overviews of related legal and tax issues, combined with a market analysis.

Lawrence Sternthal (Shareholder, Tel Aviv, Real Estate) delivered the opening remarks, while Agnieszka Stankiewicz (Shareholder, Warsaw, Real Estate), together with Daniel Masiar (Junior Vice President, HB Reavis), provided an insider’s view of Polish real estate transactions.

The seminar also included an industry panel discussion that addressed opportunities in the Polish real estate market for Israeli investors. Moderated by Warsaw office Real Estate Practice Shareholder Jolanta Nowakowska-Zimoch, the panel included Roy Gadish (CEO, Adgar Investments), Max Kreuter (Managing Director, Panattoni Europe), Karol Klin (Head of Leasing, Globalworth Poland), and Dominik Stojek (Director, Real Estate Group, Deloitte Tax). 


Adam Snukal Speaks to Jerusalem Post on Worldwide Privacy Post-GDPR

Posted in Corporate, Cybersecurity, Data protection, FinTech, Intellectual Property, Israel, Privacy and Data Security, Technology

Adam Snukal, shareholder in Greenberg Traurig’s Intellectual Property & Technology Practice in Tel Aviv, recently spoke to The Jerusalem Post on the implications and possible future effects of the EU’s General Protection Data Regulation. Read the full interview here.