Gornitzky represents Bank Hapoalim before the US Federal DC District Court.
Gornitzky represented Bank Hapoalim, together with Norton Rose Fulbright, in a legal proceeding in which the US Federal DC District Court dismissed a 1 billion USD claim (amended from the original 34.5 billion USD claim), mainly on the basis of political questions doctrine. The claim was filed by various Palestinian plaintiffs, backed by pro-Palestinian groups, against various corporations and individuals. It alleged various international law violations related to settlement activity and to IDF activities in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
Bank Hapoalim was represented by Pinhas Rubin (Head of the Firm), together with Associates Cobi Marcus, Nir Keidar and Assaf Harel.