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, white-collar and economic crimes, money laundering, antitrust, homicide including negligent causing of death, extradition, and transfer of prisoners serving sentences abroad to Israel under international treaty law. The firm has many years of experience providing consultation to and representing clients involved in foreign criminal investigations. The firm specializes in litigation in trial and appellate courts, including the Supreme Court, in criminal as well as civil and administrative matters, and before disciplinary tribunals, also handling these matters through arbitration and mediation. The firm provides consultation and represents clients in matters of professional ethics, media law, tenders, environmental law, building violations, wills, family trusts, contractual agreements, and in cases involving human rights.
Libai, Mann & Co. is dedicated to giving high quality and efficient legal services based on its varied experience and puts special emphasis on personal and close support of its clients.
The firm represents individuals and corporations, including private and public companies, banks; media groups and private businesses. Its clients have included public figures, including the President of the State and Prime Ministers, government office ministers, members of Knesset, Chief Rabbi of Israel, state comptroller, mayors, city engineers, doctors, lawyers, accountants, and business leaders in Israel and abroad. The firm provides pro-bono legal services to the needy.
Prof. David Libai, Founding Partner - Prof. Libai was formerly: Minister of Justice, Head of the Israel Bar Association, Member of Knesset, Chair of the Committee for State Comptroller, Chair of the Committee for Appointing Judges, Professor at Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law, Dean of Students, Founder and Director of the Institute for Continuing Legal Education of the Israel Bar Association and the Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law; and Head of the Criminal Law and Criminology Dept., Tel Aviv University. Prof. Libai received a Ph.D. in Comparative Law from the University of Chicago and an LL.M. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Prof. Libai wrote the legal textbook Arrest and Release Law, as well as many articles in legal publications for which he was awarded the Pinchas Rozen Prize. Prof. Libai has been one of Israel’s most influential lawyers, and has made a substantial impact on shaping the legal system in Israel, in his capacity as Minister of Justice, legislator, dean and law professor. The daily financial newspaper “Globes” selected Prof. Libai as outstanding legal professional in his sector for 2007, and the Israel Bar presented Prof. Libai with the “Outstanding Member of Profession” award in 2008 and the “Ethics Shield” in 2008.
Prof. Kenneth Mann, Senior Partner - Prof. Mann is a member of The Israeli Bar and The District of Columbia Bar. He was formerly Chief Public Defender, having founded the country’s public defender system. Prof. Mann was chair of Tel Aviv University’s Institute of Criminal Law; Chair, Committee on Criminal Procedure and Evidence, Israel Bar Association and was a member of the founding committee of the International Criminal Bar; Prof. Mann teaches criminal procedure at the Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University. He received a Ph.D. from Yale University and studied law at Boalt Hall, Berkeley and at the Hebrew University Law School. Prof. Mann’s publications include Defending White Collar Crime: A Portrait of Attorneys at Work (Yale University Press), Sentencing White Collar Offenders (with Wheeler & Sarat, Yale University Press), and Plea Bargaining in Israel (with Prof. Eliahu Harnon, Institute of Comparative Law, Hebrew University). He was formerly a prosecutor at the Tax and Financial Crimes Division, Israel State Prosecutor’s Office; associate at Caspi & Co., Advocates. The Israel Bar presented Prof. Mann with the “Outstanding Member of Profession” award in 2007.
Daphna Libai, Senior Partner - Advocate Daphna Libai was admitted to the Israeli Bar in 1997. She received the LL.M. from New York University School of Law, and the LL.B from Tel Aviv University, Ramot Mishpat (cum laude). Advocate Libai served as law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Yaakov Kedmi and as legal intern for Adv. Hanan Melcer (currently a Supreme Court Justice). In 2009 TheMarker Magazine chose Advocate Daphna Libai as one of the most promising young lawyers in Israel.
Dana Weiss, Partner - Advocate Dana Weiss was admitted to the Israeli Bar in 2004. She received the LL.M. (summa cum laude) with thesis as well as the LL.B. (cum laude) from the Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law and is currently working on her Ph.D. at Tel Aviv University Law School. Advocate Weiss served as law clerk for the President of the Tel Aviv District Court Judge Uri Goren. She was chosen twice to participate in a research workshop for doctoral candidates at Harvard Law School. Advocate Weiss’ academic research focuses on corporate responsibility for human rights; she has presented on this subject at conferences and published in the Harvard Journal of Human Rights.
Oded Baharav, Israeli Bar, 1997. LL.B. University of East London, UK, and B.Sc. Life Sciences, Tel Aviv University. Associate at firm of Goldblatt, Gindis, Yariv and in Corporate Department of the Israel Securities Authority in Jerusalem.
Nitzan Wulkan, Israeli Bar, 2007. LL.M., and LL.B. (cum laude), Bar Ilan University. Law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Edmond E. Levy, and legal assistant to Supreme Court Justice Uzi Fogelman.
Liat Lichtenstein, Israeli Bar, 2010. LL.B. Kiryat Ono Academic College.
Talya Dar, Israeli Bar, 2011. LL.B., and M.A. Criminology (summa cum laude), Hebrew University. Law clerk in the State Prosecutor’s Criminal Law Department.
Hany Baruch, Israeli Bar, 2013. LL.B. (cum laude), Haifa University. Law Clerk in the Northern District State Prosecutor’s Office.