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Ronald Israel Named One of NJBIZ's "Forty Under 40"

July 22, 2009

Wolff & Samson is proud to announce that Ronald L. Israel has been named by NJBIZ as one of New Jersey’s 2009 “Forty Under 40” award winners.

According to the NJBIZ website, “The Forty Under 40 awards program honors men and women who have been making headlines in their field and who share a commitment to business growth, professional excellence and to the community.” Israel and his fellow 2009 honorees will be recognized September 10, 2009, at a semiformal awards ceremony and reception to be held at The Palace at Somerset Park, in Somerset, NJ.

Israel, a member of Wolff & Samson’s Litigation Group, specializes in commercial litigation, with a particular emphasis in the areas of intellectual property, entertainment, securities, corporate governance and employment. He also serves in a leadership role at the firm, analyzing conflict and ethics issues and participating in the committee that serves as general counsel to the firm.

Israel joined Wolff & Samson in 2005 after practicing law in New York for 10 years. Elevated to a member of the firm in 2008, he became one of the youngest attorneys in the firm’s history to join its leadership ranks. Israel’s experience includes the successful litigation of a broad range of complex commercial matters, such as partnership disputes, minority oppression and shareholder derivative actions; trademark and copyright infringement claims; and restrictive covenant, discrimination and bonus cases. He also handles entertainment-related matters involving well-known artists and entertainers, and has litigated numerous bootleg and counterfeit goods cases and supervised the seizure of infringing merchandise. Indeed, Israel is one of only a few attorneys in the United States who have obtained multiple ex-parte, nationwide injunctions against John Doe bootleggers, preventing them from selling counterfeit merchandise at concert venues throughout the country.

In addition to his private practice and firm leadership responsibilities, Israel has a history of providing community and pro bono services. He currently participates in the United Jewish Community of MetroWest Young Leadership program, with the continuing goal of using his legal experience to assist the community.