U.S. Dispute Resolution

U.S. Dispute Resolution

About Us

Asserson’s U.S. Dispute Resolution department has more experience, resources and familiarity with US disputes than any other litigation group in Israel. 

We have a history of success at all levels of the judicial and arbitration process and regularly represent clients in complex, multi-jurisdiction and high-value matters.  

The Asserson Advantage: 


Yisrael is a dual US-UK qualified attorney with significant experience advising clients in relation to commercial litigation, arbitration and cross-border disputes in both the United Kingdom and the United States. Yisrael previously served as a lawyer at Dewey Ballantine LLP and Reed Smith LLP in the United States.

Yisrael is a highly accomplished attorney with dual U.S – UK qualifications and extensive experience in commercial litigation, arbitration, and cross-border disputes in both the United States and the United Kingdom. Yisrael obtained his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and has previously worked at leading law firms such as Dewey Ballantine LLP and Reed Smith LLP in the United States.

Yisrael is known for his outstanding skills as a litigator, and he is both tough and collaborative, working effectively with clients to achieve the best possible results in difficult cases. As head of the U.S. practice at our firm, Yisrael is committed to providing our clients with the highest level of legal expertise and service in the United State. 

In addition to heading the firm’s multi-jurisdictional practice, Yisrael has developed an expertise in defamation claims, and has frequently been consulted as an expert in the field by clients and the media. 

Education: Georgetown University Law Center, 2004 where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and was awarded the Order of the Coif

Michael is a U.S. qualified attorney with substantial experience advising clients in high-stakes, complex litigation in the United States. 

For over three decades, Michael has focused on U.S. business litigation in wide ranging subject areas, and he has tried multiple cases in federal and state court as well as in arbitration. In addition to trials and appeals, Mike is also a skilled legal counselor to business owners and corporate executives. A trusted advocate with a reputation for securing excellent results for clients, Michael’s clients rely on his judgment, experience, and practical advice to solve complex and difficult problems clients confront in business and life.

Recently he represented Florida Governor Ron DeSantis as lead trial counsel in a statewide litigation arising from school mask mandates in Florida’s public schools. 

Michael serves as a panelist for the American Arbitration Association National Roster of Arbitrators, and he is a Florida Supreme Court certified circuit court mediator.

Before joining Asserson, Michael was the co-founder of a Florida-based boutique litigation and general counsel firm and, prior to that, he was an equity partner at Holland & Knight, LLP, an AM Law 100 law firm, representing numerous and diverse companies in all aspects of complex business litigation. Michael graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law, AND EARNED B.A. with Distinction from the University of Virginia. 

Michael is relocating from Florida to Herzliya, where he plans to continue as an avid runner, accelerate his Hebrew language skills, and figure out where he can watch American football, including the Jacksonville Jaguars and Virginia Cavaliers.    

Natasha Pereira Shimon is a dual U.S.-UK qualified associate wo focuses her practice on commercial litigation disputes as well as investigations, enforcement, and white collar matters.

Natasha has represented clients in a broad range of complex commercial cases in U.S. federal and state courts as well as English magistrate, country and High courts. She has significant experience with many different phases of commercial litigation and has helped clients obtain successful results in litigation, mediations, and settlement. Natasha obtained her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law and previously worked as an associate at K&L Gates LLP.

 Education: The University of Virginia School of Law, 2018

Our Work

Dismissal for lack of

Obtained dismissal for lack of jurisdiction on claims filed in the Southern District of New York in connection with the alleged sale of the largest privately owned collection of Greek and Roman antiquities. Plaintiffs sued a number of defendants, including the Getty Museum, and sought more than $80 million in damages.

Interpleader action for film license fees

Successfully represented leading financial entertainment technology company in an interpleader action in California’s Los Angeles County Superior Court with regard to conflicting contractual rights for $4 million in receivables for film rights from major licensees, including Netflix, HBO and Starz.

Defending trademark infringement allegations

Ongoing defence of major Israeli cosmetics manufacturer in the Eastern District of New York seeking damages of $8.5 million for trademark infringement.


It was hard to escape news of the highly-anticipated interview between the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Oprah Winfrey last week. During the interview, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made numerous serious and…

Royally Defamed – The Legal Ramifications of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Tell-All Interview

As presented by Yisrael Hiller, Partner and Head of US Disputes at Asserson, at the “Managing Cross-Border Disputes” Conference, held at the offices of Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal in Tel Aviv…



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