Avishai D. Don

Avishai D. Don

Senior Associate

Avishai Don represents clients across a wide range of industries in complex civil litigation. Mr. Don has particular experience in media and communications law, including copyright, First Amendment, and privacy-related issues. He maintains an active pro bono practice that focuses on civil rights.

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

  • 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 auction house in litigation in the Southern District of New York concerning ownership of major NFT sold at auction.
  • Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. in a successful appeal to the Ninth Circuit regarding a multi-million jury verdict involving issues under the First Amendment, RICO, and state and federal wiretapping statutes, as well as common-law claims for fraud, trespass, and breach of contract. Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. v. Newman, -- F.4th --, 2022 WL 12234037 (9th Cir. 2022); Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. v. Newman, 2022 WL 13613963 (9th Cir. Oct. 21, 2022).
  • 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
  • The Honorable Debra Ann Livingston
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