Epstein Becker Green 15 Year Relationship with the MIDC

Maryland/Israel Development Center May 2021

Lynn Shapiro Snyder, Karen Mandelbaum, and Yael Spiewak, attorneys in the Washington, DC, and Newark offices, co-authored an article for the Maryland/Israel Development Center, titled “Epstein Becker Green 15 Year Relationship with the MIDC.”

Following is an excerpt:

Epstein Becker Green (EBG) is proudly celebrating its 15-year membership anniversary with the Maryland/Israel Development Center (MIDC). “We are incredibly honored that EBG has been a long-time sponsor of the MIDC as it continues to promote and strengthen the bonds between Maryland- and Israeli-based companies” said Barry Bogage, Executive Director of the MIDC since its founding in 1992.

Like MIDC, EBG is committed to the strong ties of economic development between the United States and Israel. Lynn Shapiro Snyder, Senior Member of the firm, said, “I am a proud member of the MIDC and was a Board Member for 14 years.” Prior to joining the MIDC, Lynn was involved with other organizations supporting Israel, including the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, for decades. Meeting with Executive Director Barry Bogage in 2006 and encountering MIDC’s commitment to support Israeli health care and life sciences companies, among others, inspired Lynn to put her time, energy, and resources into the organization. Since then, Lynn and other members of the firm, including David Garland, who also Chairs EBG’s National Employment, Labor & Workforce Management Steering Committee, have traveled to Israel representing MIDC. They have spoken at numerous MIDC events, including MarketReach America, MIDC Day at the Israeli Embassy and other binational accelerator programs, where they have addressed Israeli companies about the U.S. health care industry to help them navigate and enter successfully into U.S. markets. Through MIDC, EBG has maintained and forged strong ties to the Israeli business community.

“We’re grateful for Lynn’s longstanding support of the MIDC and wise counsel,” said MIDC Chair Alvin Katz.

EBG is a “super boutique” law firm with a primary focus on health care and life sciences; employment, labor, and workforce management; and litigation and business disputes. Operating in offices throughout the United States and through its network of advisors, the firm is able to support clients domestically and abroad, including Israeli companies wishing to do business in the United States and vice versa. EBG’s clients span the health care, financial services, retail, hospitality, and technology industries and include everything from startups and nonprofits to Fortune 100 companies.

Karen Mandelbaum, Senior Counsel in the Health Care & Life Sciences practice at EBG and a Board Member of MIDC since 2020, has extensive experience working with Israeli startups that are operating or seeking to operate in the United States. Yael Spiewak, Of Counsel in the Litigation & Business Disputes and Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practices at EBG, lives in Israel and understands firsthand the unique employment and corporate challenges faced by Israeli businesses, with an eye towards helping these businesses avoid potential litigation and manage litigation if such needs arise. Both Yael and Karen work with companies and investors looking to do business in Israel, U.S. affiliates of Israeli parent companies, and U.S. investors who crave cutting-edge Israeli technologies. Yael and Karen’s combined menu of services are tailored to meet the needs and business objectives of Israeli businesses in a practical, efficient, and cost-effective manner. Moreover, they have the experience and skills to help companies sell their products and operate legally in the United States.

“We look forward to more networking opportunities and the development of long-lasting relationships with board members from different professional backgrounds,” stated Karen Mandelbaum, current MIDC Board member.