Yakov is an associate in the firm's global White Collar Practice. He advises and represents companies and individuals in complicated disputes, including whistleblower suits under the False Claims Act, government and internal investigations under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, tax and securities prosecutions, and multifaceted civil suits.
Before becoming a litigator, Yakov was a long-time judicial law clerk, clerking for Justice Barbara A. Lenk of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Judge Mark L. Wolf of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and Justice Ayala Procaccia, Justice Asher D. Grunis, and Justice Elyakim Rubinstein of the Supreme Court of Israel.
Yakov studied at Yale Law School and Tel Aviv University. He is fluent in English and Hebrew and licensed to practice in Massachusetts and Israel. Yakov's academic work has been published in the Energy Law Journal and in the Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce.
Representing a major healthcare provider in multiparty civil litigation arising from an outbreak of a communicable disease.
Defending a healthcare company in a Department of Justice and Securities Exchange Commission investigation of securities and corruption issues overseas.
Advising a healthcare company in connection with a government investigation and whistleblower suit alleging violations of the False Claims Act and the Anti-Kickback Statute.
Representing an individual in a Department of Justice and Internal Revenue Service investigation arising from securities trading and income-tax issues.
Completed an internal investigation for a large medical practice into suspected tax irregularities.*
*Matter concluded before joining White & Case.
Hindsight Regulation of Hydrocarbon Exploration: Lessons from Israel's Gas Bonanzas, 33 Energy L.J. 405 (2012)
An Evolutionary Look at the Law, Technology, and Economics of Sunken Treasure, 44 J. Mar. L. & Com. 195 (2013)