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Gross Law Firm – GKH
TEL AVIV 670 1101

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PARTNER, Head of Litigation


David Fohrer is Head of Litigation Department at GKH.
Interned at The Supreme Court of Israel, and previously served as a senior deputy for the District Attorney’s Office and also worked in the fiscal litigation department of White & Case LLP in New York. Was a member of the Ransom Committee in the Israeli Tax Authority.
David won the Israeli Bridge Championship.


Hebrew, English, German


Israel Bar Association, 1998; New York State Bar Association,2005. IADC – International Association of Defense Counsel.


The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel (LL.B, 1997; LL.M, 1999). Boston University, Boston Massachusetts (LL.M, Taxation, 2003).


Won the Israeli Bridge Championship.

Lawyer Rankings

Israel > Dispute resolution > Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration

Consistently rated for its standard of client service, Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg, Shenhav & Co. has marked strengths in shareholder disputes, derivative actions and the enforcement of foreign judgments. The practice group is headed by managing partner David Fohrer, ‘a thoughtful and powerful lawyer, with useful contacts and a fantastic reputation in litigation‘. Other names to note include Michael Ginsburg, who is recognised by clients for his ability to work effectively alongside in-house and international counsel, and Amir Avni, a younger partner who has experience of white-collar litigation and tax claims.

Israel > Dispute resolution > Dispute resolution: class actions (including derivative actions)

Acting primarily for large Israeli clients, Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg, Shenhav & Co. has a proven track record in all types of class actions litigation, from consumer protection claims to complex securities class actions. A key figure in the team is Michael Ginsburg, who is handling a slew of high-value consumer claims for Gett, and is also representing the Israeli branch of Standard & Poor in a class action concerning the rating it assigned a company that went on to raise funds from the Israeli public. Managing partner David Fohrer heads the litigation group, and Shai Erez is also recommended.

Israel > Restructuring and insolvency

Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg, Shenhav & Co.‘s restructuring and insolvency group is frequently sought out by companies in financial distress to advise them on their dealings with bondholders and other creditors, which includes debt arrangements and refinancing. Additionally, members of the practice are appointed to act as liquidators during insolvency proceedings, with litigation specialist David Fohrer being the key name to note in this particular area of work. Aya Yoffe has notable expertise in debt restructuring; she is advising IDB Development Corporation on its negotiations with bondholders regarding four series of bonds issued to the public with an approximate value of NIS2.7bn, which is the total sum of the debt.

Israel > Dispute resolution > Dispute resolution: white-collar crime, investigation and fraud

Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg, Shenhav & Co. represents companies, directors and senior executives in relation to criminal charges and investigations, ranging from antitrust and environmental offences to securities violations and tax offences. In addition to representing clients before the Israeli courts and criminal authorities, the team also represented a client in a deposition report to the US SEC regarding insider trading in connection with the $15bn acquisition of Mobileye by Intel in 2017. Practice head and managing partner David Fohrer has particular expertise in financial litigation, Limor Levy is acting for a senior executive in an international bribery investigation, and Amir Avni is another key contact.