Yoav M. Griver, Esq.
Yoav M. Griver is a partner in the firm’s litigation group where he focuses on representing clients in complex commercial matters.
Prior to joining ZEK, Yoav was Litigation Counsel to Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, where he litigated a variety of commercial and intellectual property matters for clients in the banking, credit, transportation, insurance, computer software and electronic industries. Before that, Yoav prosecuted banking conspiracy, stock fraud and other cases on behalf of the Israeli Ministry of Justice where he was a member of the Ministry’s Economics Unit.
Yoav’s many proud moments as a trial attorney include successfully defending Hitachi America in the longest customs fraud trial in the history of the Court of International Trade; successfully defending MasterCard in a multi-district putative class action against claims that MasterCard was responsible under RICO for internet gambling; recovering a verdict on behalf of a class of minority schoolchildren in a prominent civil rights case; successfully defending GMAC in a class action alleging violations of RICO, the Sherman Act, state and federal credit repair organization statutes, and state UDAP statutes; and successfully defending Tellium Inc. in a protracted case involving allegations of breach of contract, unjust enrichment, and fraud upon the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Yoav is co-editor and author of the multi-year treatise, Dispute Resolution and e-Discovery, published by Thomson Reuters. He also writes on a wide variety of legal topics for such publications as The Business Lawyer, The Consumer Financial Services Law Report, Law 360, Bloomberg, and the Journal of Proprietary Rights. He received his J.D. with honors, Order of the Coif, from the University of Texas School of Law in 1991, where he was a member of the Texas International Law Journal, and his B.B.A. with honors from the University of Texas in 1988.
Outside the office, Yoav volunteers his time to the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and the Office of the Appellate Defender. Yoav also is an Adjunct Professor at NYU. Together with Anthony I. Giacobbe, Jr., of our New York office, he teaches a course at NYU on Sports Law. He resides in Manhattan with his wife.
Michael S. Davis, Esq.
Michael S. Davis has been a partner at ZEK since 1999. Mike has over 40 years of experience in a wide range of commercial litigation, concentrating in bankruptcy, insurance and insurance-related arbitration. His experience also includes antitrust, contracts, employment, maritime, real estate, reinsurance and securities matters. He has lectured on many of these subjects at Long Island University and to business audiences.
He began his legal career as an associate at Chadbourne & Parke and later served for six years as Senior Counsel in charge of Corporate Litigation at American International Group, Inc. For the eleven years immediately prior to joining ZEK, Mike was a partner at Zalkin, Rodin & Goodman LLP.
At this time, Mike’s practice focuses on the representation of insurance companies in commercial bankruptcy matters, both as creditors and as insurers. Mike also has an active arbitration practice.
Bruce S. Goodman, Esq.
Bruce S. Goodman is Of Counsel in ZEK’s New York office. Bruce’s practice involves representing large financial institutions, institutional lenders, and public and private companies in complex commercial litigation matters in both federal and state courts, arbitration and mediation. Mr. Goodman has worked closely with and assisted Mike Davis in connection with his arbitration practice.