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Yotam Barkai

Associate
New York

t: 212.303.3643
f: 212.446.2350

ybarkai@bsfllp.com
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Areas of Practice

Litigation

Appellate

Class Actions

Constitutional Law and First Amendment / Mass Media

Global Investigations and White Collar Defense

Intellectual Property

Pro Bono


Education

New York University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2013; Order of the Coif; Articles Editor, New York University Law Review; Finalist and best briefs, Marden Moot Court Competition; Allen Scholar; Pomeroy Scholar; Kaufman Memorial Award

Yale University, B.A., Ethics, Politics and Economics, 2008


Clerkships

Hon. Stephen F. Williams, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 2014-2015

Hon. Katherine B. Forrest, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2013-2014


Admissions

New York

United States Court of Appeals: District of Columbia Circuit

United States District Court: Southern District of New York

Mr. Barkai joined the firm after clerking for the Honorable Stephen F. Williams of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and the Honorable Katherine B. Forrest of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. His practice involves complex commercial litigation on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants, regulatory investigations and inquiries, and appellate litigation. His recent clients include a national life insurance company, a major health services company, an online entertainment company, and an international shipping company. Mr. Barkai also maintains an active pro bono practice, including filing amicus briefs with the United States Supreme Court in multiple cases.

Selected Professional Awards and Associations

American Bar Association

Publications

Note, "The Child Paradox in First Amendment Doctrine," 87 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 1414 (2012).

Co-authored, "Conviction Integrity Units: Toward Prosecutorial Self-Regulation?", chapter in Wrongful Conviction & Criminal Justice Reform (Marvin Zalman & Julia Carrano eds., 2013) (with Evelyn L. Malavé).

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