David Yerushalmi, Of Counsel
Mr. Yerushalmi is a lawyer and
businessman experienced in strategic
business analysis, international business development,
risk analysis for IT companies, bio-medical
projects, and international
relationship with IASPS began 25 years ago as a dedicated student, and later
colleague, of the Institute's president, Robert Loewenberg. After
completing his undergraduate studies with a B.S. in public policy studies, summa
cum laude, Yerushalmi received his Juris Doctorate from Arizona State University
College of Law in 1984 as the recipient of the Most Outstanding Graduate Award.
After graduation, Mr. Yerushalmi worked as a lawyer specializing in
securities, banking, and business law in the Los Angeles office of the law firm
of LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & Macrae L.L.P. (then known as LeBoeuf, Lamb, Leiby
the Institute's founding, Yerushalmi took a leading role as a
substantial financial contributor, in addition to serving on the Board of
Trustees for over a decade and as Chairman for more than five years.
In 1991, teaming up with the Institute's policy experts, Yerushalmi was
instrumental in establishing the Israel Export Development Co., Ltd., as an entrepreneurial
policy tool to initiate radical free market reforms in Israel. Working
along side fellow board members and shareholders such as Robert Tishman, Jerry
Speyer, Larry Silverstein, Lawrence Tisch, Eugene Grant and Sy Syms,
Yerushalmi was appointed the
company's CEO and Chairman.
a two-year period, Yerushalmi built an international sales force for
marketing free zones and knowledge parks in Israel and around the world,
successfully attracting $750 million in financial commitments and
identifying over 20,000 high-technology jobs for Israelis. In addition, he
successfuly headed an international lobbying effort to persuade the late Prime
Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Israel's entrenched statist institutions and
politicians to enact the revolutionary Israeli Free Processing Zones Law.
(The Zone "story" can be found throughout this web site.) As
a result of his work on the Israeli free zone project, Yerushalmi has also
provided select services for free zone projects in Hungary, the Republic of
Chuvashia, and the Baltic States.
continues his active involvement with IASPS by editing and writing
contributions to this web site and has published several op eds in the Wall
Street Journal, the Jerusalem Post, and Globes, Israel's
leading business newspaper.
Yerushalmi has advised and
provided business, marketing, and legal risk analysis for the principles of
Fortune 1000 companies and has successfully
launched several innovative bio-medical and high-tech companies in the U.S. and
Israel. Yerushalmi has been active
as a board member of many
for-profit and non-profit organizations including the Jerusalem College of
Technology, the World Cities Organization, and
the Center for the Investigation and Treatment of Addiction.
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