Homeland Security and Defense
Rapid globalization, technological advances and changing geopolitical conditions have brought homeland security concerns into the commercial sphere in an unprecedented manner. Gornitzky's Homeland Security and Defense practice brings clients innovative solutions to the multiple commercial and regulatory legal facets that have become vital to the success of international and domestic, commercial transactions, which are tailored to the unique needs of the defense-related business environment.
Our firm’s experience spans all areas of homelas security and defense, including structuring, drafting and negotiating defense contracts and service agreements. We offer expertise in negotiating joint ventures; drafting R&D agreements; executing sale lease-back and buy-back program transactions; compliance with foreign military financing (FMF) regulations; handling RFIs and RFPs within the representation of clients in local and international tenders; government-industry alliances; transfer and establishment of production facilities; and government tenders. Our team also provides legal advice in transactions for the sale and purchase of sophisticated hardware, software, technology and services, as well as in the in the licensing and protection of such technology.
In addition, we advise corporate clients on various cyber-security related issues and practices for the minimization of the legal risks emanating from data security breaches.
Gornitzky's dedicated Homeland Security and Defense team has extensive expertise in matters related to export control laws and regulations, anti-corruption and bribery programs, encryption permits, Wassenaar Arrangement compliance, trade issues under Israel’s Trading with the Enemy Ordinance, and matters related to global humanitarian treaties. Our team also has extensive experience in representing clients before various regulatory authorities.
Gornitzky's proven professionalism on the sector has brought us clientele from leading global manufacturing companies, defense contractors, infrastructure companies, building consortiums, investors in defense companies and security systems development companies.
In addition, members of our Homeland Security and Defense team have served in key positions in the Israel Defense Forces Military Advocate General's Corps, where they provided decision-makers at the highest levels of the Israel Defense Forces and the Ministry of Defense with legal advice on the most significant and sensitive of issues. With this unique experience, Gornitzky offers its clients an in-depth and practical understanding of the homeland security industry.