Avishai Don represents clients across a wide range of industries in complex civil litigation. Mr. Don has particular experience in cross-border disputes and has advised on issues arising under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act. He maintains an active pro bono practice that focuses on civil rights issues.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Don clerked for the Honorable Debra Ann Livingston on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he served as an Articles Editor of the Harvard Law Review. Mr. Don also spent two years working for the Government of Israel, serving in the speechwriting department of the Israeli Mission to the United Nations and in the Department of Special International Affairs at the Israeli Ministry of Justice.

Experience

  • Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in several cases involving interpretation of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.
  • Bulgarian bank in federal court action alleging fraudulent transfer.
  • Class of Jewish, pro-Israel students in Title VI complaint filed under Title VI with the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education, against major university.
  • Major transportation network company in a purported nationwide, statewide, and citywide class action alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, New York State Human Rights Law, and New York City Human Rights Law.
  • Dunkin’ Brands, Inc., in successful consumer class action appeal concerning personal jurisdiction and consumer advertising claims.
  • Border-reform advocates in a challenge to Department of Homeland Security policies restricting photography at ports of entry.

Credentials

Education
  • JD, Harvard Law School, 2017, cum laude
  • BA, Social Studies, Harvard College, 2012, magna cum laude
Admissions
  • New York
  • District of Columbia
Clerkships
  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, The Honorable Debra Ann Livingston
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