Chen, Yaari, Rosen-Ozer & Co.
Criminal (White Collar), Civil and Administrative Litigation
About Chen, Yaari, Rosen-Ozer & Co.
Chen, Yaari, Rosen-Ozer & Co. is at the forefront of Israel’s most esteemed law firms and provides cutting-edge representation in high-profile legal proceedings.
Advocates Jack Chen and Yitzhak Yaari have been partners since 2002. In 2013, they were joined by Adv. Michal Rosen-Ozer. Jack Chen and Michal Rosen-Ozer both formerly worked for the State Prosecutor’s Office.
Chen served as a Senior Deputy specializing in economic offenses and Rosen-Ozer was in charge of Economic Offenses at the State Attorney’s Office and specialized in conducting complex economic cases.
Yitzhak Yaari worked for a decade in one of Israel’s largest litigation departments, and since 2002 has been the director of the firm’s civil litigation department.
The partners’ professional background in the civil service and their vast experience as private attorneys provides them with a unique and broad perspective, including an understanding of the “opponent”, which provides them with a sharp strategic view and optimal planning for the complex situation of each and every client.
The firm’s partners regularly appear in professional conferences, lecturers at the academy, and conduct seminars for judges and lawyers.
As a firm that handles litigation, and litigation alone, it is engaged first and foremost in managing crises for the clients requiring the firm’s services, for most of whom this is their most difficult hour after a criminal investigation has been opened against them, prior to charges, or after receiving the indictment or with the flare-up of a difficult business crisis.
From the moment that Chen, Yaari Rosen-Ozer come onto the scene, clients are embraced by close support and accessible service around the clock by the supreme professionalism of excellent lawyers that protect them and help them successfully navigate the crisis, with a maximum reduction to the damage, all with the utmost sensitivity and discretion.
The Firm’s vision is finding creative and optimal solutions for the clients, while resolutely standing by their side, providing them with a legal strategy and uncompromisingly fighting to defend their rights. From the understanding that every case entails an entire world for the client, the full handling and responsibility of every case is dealt with by the firm’s partners. Even when cases are conducted by an overall team of lawyers, with various degrees of experience, the handling of the case, appearing in court and before other external bodies are personally conducted by a senior lawyer with the direct responsibility of the responsible partner.
White Collar Department
The firm’s department benefits from an extensive personal and professional reputation. Over the years, it led the representation in complex legal affairs with a high public profile, which was often at the center of the Israeli agenda. In the criminal sector, the firm specializes in various areas including all aspects of money laundering as well as securities violations; antitrust; representation in criminal and civil proceedings (including foreclosure); cyber offenses; corporate executive crimes and fraud cases of all kinds, as well as offenses causing death by negligence.
The firm also represents public figures, from the legal system itself to the top echelon of the government, with special offenses against public figures such as bribery, offenses of integrity, fraud, and breach of trust. The firm represents public employees in disciplinary matters as well. The department also represents foreign corporations. And multinational companies, government companies, and public companies.
The firm has an outstanding advantage because of its thorough acquaintance with the law enforcement and prosecution authorities and the manner in which these authorities think and make decisions. The firm accompanies clients, inter alia, before and after interrogations, in their contacts with the prosecuting authorities (including at hearings) and in proceedings with bodies such as the State Comptroller, national inquiry commissions, government ministries, the Civil Service Commission, disciplinary tribunals, and more. The firm, of course, appears before all levels of courts.
Civil Litigation, Class Actions, and Administrative Law Sector
The department, headed by Adv. Yitzhak Yaari manages complex litigation practice in a wide range of civil law fields. Among other matters, the firm specializes in representation in high-net-worth commercial and contractual disputes with numerous plaintiffs and defendants; companies law; Representing plaintiffs in class actions in the amount of billions of shekels; banking law (Adv. Yaari, who heads the Civil Department, has written – together with Adv. Doron Tamir – the book “Notes Case Law” which has been printed in three editions (Nevo Publications); environment; tenders and infrastructures; and more. The department also specializes in petitions to the High Court of Justice and administrative petitions. The Civil Department’s quality is expressed, inter alia, in its capabilities to appear and manage investigations, proof, and discussions in front of legal judiciaries, and in mediation and arbitration proceedings.
The Firm’s Clients
The firm serves many private clients from the business, private and public sectors, as well as public and private companies, both Israeli and international, tycoons and foreign residents and officials with associations to Israel, some of Israel’s private and public companies and well-known institutional entities.
Contribution to the Community
The partners of Chen, Yaari, Rosen-Ozer strive to regularly include among their clients those who are unable to afford quality legal services. The firm represented clients as part of the Israel Bar Association’s pro bono program. Jack Chen voluntarily served as the Israel Bar Association’s representative on the statutory committee of the public defender which is headed by the Minister of Justice. He also served as a member of the administrative committee of Tebeka for the integration of Ethiopian Jewish immigrants into Israeli society.
Military Reserves Service
Attorney Jack Chen serves as a defense attorney in the Military Advocate General’s Office.