Shira Schlaff, Partner
Shira Schlaff specializes in several commercial and corporate areas including telecommunications, hi-tech, licensing, research and development agreements and complex software and hardware contracts.
Shira is also a highly experienced litigator. She has worked on complex class action suits, and has represented pharmaceutical companies on issues of manufacturer liability for defective products.
Shira also handles complex transactions and negotiations, performing due diligence, and drafting legal memoranda on complicated legal issues.
During her studies, Shira volunteered at the Israeli Supreme Court, and performed research in comparative law for its former president, Prof. Aharon Barak.
Prior to joining SMP, Shira worked at leading US firms, Pepper Hamilton LLP and Kirkland Ellis LLP.
Education: J.D. Order of the Coif, University of Pennsylvania, 2005, cum laude
B.A., Intellectual History, University of Pennsylvania, 2003, summa cum laude
Admitted to the Israel Bar Association in 2009
Admitted to the New York State Bar Association in 2005
Languages: English, Hebrew
Publications: “Using an Eruv to Untangle the Boundaries of the Supreme Court’s Religion-Clause” Jurisprudence, 5 U. PA. J. CONST. L. 831 (2003)
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