Yoav Griver is a litigation partner at the law firm of Zeichner, Ellman & Krause (ZEK) where he specializes in representing clients in complex commercial matters.
Prior to joining ZEK, Mr. Griver was litigation counsel at 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 joining Weil Gotshal, Mr. Griver 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.
Mr. Griver’s many significant moments as a trial attorney include the following:
- 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
- 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
Mr. Griver has written on a wide variety of legal topics for publications including The Business Lawyer, The Consumer Financial Services Law Report, The Consumer Financial Law Quarterly Report, and the Journal of Proprietary Rights.
Mr. Griver received his JD with honors, Order of the Coif, from the University of Texas School of Law, where he was a member of the Texas International Law Journal, and his BBA with honors from the University of Texas. Outside of his professional responsibilities, Mr. Griver volunteers his time to the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and the Office of the Appellate Defender. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor at NYU where he teaches a course on Sports Law with a fellow ZEK partner.