Eli Greenbaum focuses on licensing, corporate partnering and dispute resolution, with an emphasis on transactions and disputes involving complex technological matters.
Eli is also a legal expert on matters connected to the intersection of complex technology and international trade, technological standards and open source licenses. In this context, he frequently advises on the application of Israeli export and encryption controls, economic sanctions and other matters of Israeli trade law and policy, especially in the context of international commercial, investment or M&A transactions.
Eli has extensive experience representing global and emerging companies in the semiconductor, cybersecurity and software industries as well as in the biotechnology and medical device sectors. He represents some of Israel’s most dynamic emerging companies, as well as leading global technology firms engaged in collaborations with and acquisitions in the Israeli market. In addition, Eli serves as the Co-Chair of the firm's Automotive Practice Group, and has extensive experience in counselling start-up and established companies in the automotive field, including automotive component manufacturers and technology suppliers.
Eli also serves as adjunct faculty at the Interdisciplinary Center at Herzliya, Israel, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on the law and policy of intellectual property transactions.
Prior to joining Yigal Arnon & Co., Eli practiced for several years at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in New York. He also clerked at the Supreme Court of Israel under Justice Miriam Naor, and at the District Court of Jerusalem under Judge David Cheshin.
Eli has published widely on legal matters related to the intersection of law and technology, including recent publications in the Harvard Journal of National Security, the Yale Journal of Regulation and the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology.
Who’s Who Legal (2014-2020 Editions) ranks Eli Greenbaum as being among the world’s leading attorneys in the field of data security.
Eli graduated from Yale Law School in 2002. He earned an M.S. from Columbia University in Applied Physics in 1999 and a B.S. in Physics from Yeshiva University in 1997.
Eli was admitted to the New York Bar in 2005 and the Israel Bar in 2007. He joined the firm in 2007 and became a partner in 2016.