Jonathan L. Israel

Jonathan Israel, foley lardner, professional collegiate sports, Olympic attorney, entertainment lawyer, private equity funds law,
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Professional Biography

Jonathan L. Israel is a partner and litigation attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP. He advises clients on a wide variety of traditional labor and general employment matters, both in the United States and internationally. He practices in diverse industries, including professional, collegiate and Olympic sports, entertainment, media, financial services, hedge and private equity funds, transportation and retail.

Previously, Mr. Israel was assistant general counsel at the National Basketball Association, where he served as in-house counsel to the NBA and its affiliated entities and teams on labor and employment, litigation, and general corporate matters. He also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Alfred M. Wolin of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey (1993-1994).

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Jonathan L. Israel of Foley & Lardner LLP has been named a Go-To Thought Leader for his coverage of coronavirus news in the U.S. – specifically, for his thought leadership on the topic of New York City COVID Vaccine Mandates. Mr. Israel’s insightful and thorough article reached an audience of over 17,000, providing a detailed account of the NYC private sector mandate, as well as its relevance to other mandates and to the U.S. Supreme Court decision blocking the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard.


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