Address: Amot Mishpat Bldg., 10th Floor, 8 Shaul Hamelech Blvd., Tel Aviv 64733
Prof. David Libai
Education: Ph.D., Comparative Law, University of Chicago; LL.M., LL.B. – the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Current Position: Founding Partner, Libai, Mann & Co., Advocates.
Past Positions: Minister of Justice; Minister of Interior; Knesset Member; Knesset Representative, the Committee for Appointing Judges; Head, the Israel Bar Association; Head, Tel Aviv University’s Institute for Criminology and Criminal Law; Dean of Students, Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University; Founder and Director, the Advanced-Study Institute of the Israel Bar Association and the Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law.
Publications: The legal textbook entitled Arrest and Release Law and dozens of articles for legal publications.
Awards: Outstanding Member of the Legal Profession, Israel Bar Association (08); Shield of Ethics, Israel Bar Association (08); Globes Lawyer of the Year (07); Pinchas Rosen Prize for his writings.
Military Rank: Major (Res.).
Prof. Kenneth Mann
Education: Ph.D., Yale University; B.A., M.A., J.D. – Berkeley; Legal Studies, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Current Position: Senior Partner, Libai, Mann & Co., Advocates.
Past Positions: Chief Public Defender, Ministry of Justice; Chair – Institute of Criminal Law, Faculty of Law, Tel-Aviv University, Committee on Criminal Procedure and Evidence, Israel Bar Association; Prosecutor – Tax and Financial Crimes Division, Office of the State Prosecutor.
Membership: Israel Bar Association (82); Washington D.C. Bar Association (78).
Publications: Defending White Collar Crime (Yale University Press); Sentencing White Collar Offenders (with Wheeler & Sarat) (Yale University Press); Plea Bargaining in Israel (with Prof. E. Harnon, Institute of Comparative Law, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem); “Punitive Civil Sanctions”, Yale Law Journal.
Prizes: Outstanding Member of the Legal Profession, Israel Bar Association (07).
Line of Business:
Law Firm specializing in Criminal Law and White-Collar Crimes
ibai, Mann & Co., Advocates is one of Israel’s leading law firms in the field of criminal law (including international criminal law), white-collar crimes and extradition law, and has broad experience in constitutional litigation before the Supreme Court and litigation in civil matters. The firm was established in 1964 by Professor David Libai, one of Israel’s eminent legal experts and distinguished litigators. Prof. Libai served as Minister of Justice, Chair of the Israel Bar Association, Professor of Law at Tel Aviv University’s Faculty of Law, and Director of the Institute of Continuing Legal Education. Prof. Libai has been an influential figure on Israel’s legal landscape for many years, helping to shape the country’s legal system. Israel’s leading financial newspaper Globes selected Prof. Libai as the Lawyer of the Year in his sector for 2007. The Israel Bar Association selected Prof. Libai as an Outstanding Member of the Legal Profession and awarded him the Shield of Ethics in 2008.
In 2009, Prof. David Libai & Co. merged with the law firm of Professor Kenneth Mann, an expert on criminal law with an international reputation who has served as the Chief Public Defender and is a member of the Israel and Washington D.C. Bars. The merged firm is also headed by Advocate Daphna Libai, who has an LL.M. from New York University School of Law, and has concentrated her work in criminal law, extradition law, constitutional and administrative law, communications law and disciplinary proceedings. Adv. Daphna Libai has been a member of the Israel Bar since 1997. In 2009 TheMarker Magazine chose her as one of Israel’s most promising young lawyers.
The firm has represented some of Israel’s best-known public figures, including the President of the State and Prime Ministers, government ministers, MKs, mayors, lawyers and major Israeli corporations, including in the fields of banking and communication, and business persons both local and foreign. With a strong sense of social responsibility, the firm also undertakes pro-bono work.
Libai, Mann & Co. is fully dedicated to its clients, and seeks to work efficiently. The firm prides itself on its ability to give to its clients a comprehensive legal service, based on many years of experience, as well as on its strong academic background. Its services include: initial and on-going consultations; analysis of strategies; support of clients during investigations and hearings; representation in pretrial and trial proceedings, including litigation in complex criminal and civil cases: preparation of professional opinions; formulation of agreements and contracts, representation before courts at all levels of jurisdiction, and in tribunals and disciplinary committees. The firm also acts as arbitrator and mediator in alternative dispute resolution.
The Firm’s Partners
Prof. David Libai, Founding Partner: Minister of Justice (92-96); Knesset Member (84-97); Chairman of the Committee for State Comptroller; Knesset representative on the Committee for Appointing Judges; Chair of the Israel Bar Association (82-84); Head of Tel Aviv University’s Institute for Criminology and Criminal Law; Dean of Students, Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Law; Founder and Director of the Institute for Continuing Legal Education of the Israel Bar Association and the Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law; Ph.D., Comparative Law, University of Chicago; LL.M., the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Prof. Libai has written the legal textbook entitled Arrest and Release Law and dozens of articles for legal publications for which he was awarded the Pinchas Rozen Prize.
Prof. Kenneth Mann, Senior Partner: Chief Public Defender, Ministry of Justice (96-02); Chair, Institute of Criminal Law, Faculty of Law, Tel-Aviv University (91-94); Chair, Committee on Criminal Procedure and Evidence, Israel Bar Association; Ph.D., Yale University; Member, Founding Committee, The International Criminal Bar; Professor at the Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University; Author of Defending White Collar Crime (Yale University Press) and Sentencing White Collar Offenders (with Wheeler & Sarat, Yale University Press); Formerly a Prosecutor at the Tax and Financial Crimes Division, Israel State Prosecutor’s Office; Formerly, Associate Attorney at Caspi & Co; Member, Washington D.C. Bar Association.
Daphna Libai, Senior Partner: LL.M., New York University; LL.B., Tel Aviv University, Ramot Mishpat (cum laude). Served as law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Yaakov Kedmi and as legal intern for Adv. Hanan Melcer (currently serves as Supreme Court Justice).
Criminal Law & White-Collar Crime Libai, Mann & Co. specializes in the criminal law and extradition, including white-collar crimes, economic crimes, antitrust, money laundering, negligent causing of death, libel, and repatriation of prisoners to Israel who are serving prison sentences overseas. The firm is highly experienced and has extensive know-how in criminal matters with international and cross-border aspects.
Civil & Commercial Law Libai, Mann & Co. represents corporations, including banks and communication entities, as well as private individuals in a range of topics, such as tenders, contracts, the law of suppliers and distributors, professional negligence and medical malpractice. The firm regularly represents corporations and individuals vis a vis governmental authorities in administrative proceedings and in courts at all levels of jurisdiction.
Other Specialist Areas Libai, Mann & Co. also handles matter in the field of environment law, communications law, disciplinary proceedings, civil and human rights, libel and slander, family trusts and estates and generally administrative and constitutional law, as well as matters in the field of professional ethics.