Potomac Law announced today that it has named Galia Messika as General Counsel and Director of Firm Initiatives.
“As our firm has doubled in size over the past few years, we have realized we would greatly benefit from an attorney who will be focused on our own internal legal and compliance issues, as well as be responsible for initiatives related to the growth of our firm,” said Benjamin Lieber, founder and managing partner of Potomac Law. “We believe Galia will do an exceptional job helping us manage and grow our firm, while mitigating the associated risks, and we look forward to working with her in this new role.”
Galia Messika is a partner in Potomac Law’s litigation department. She has extensive and broad experience counseling companies’ senior management and boards of directors on resolving actual and potential disputes, litigating complex commercial cases, handling internal client investigations, and responding to cybersecurity incidents. She has handled a wide variety of matters including litigation over corporate control, fraud and class action litigation, employment disputes and alleged discrimination matters, SEC investigations, breach of contract cases, contested restructuring matters and trade secret and intellectual property actions.
Ms. Messika graduated magna cum laude from the Hebrew University School of Law in Jerusalem with an LL.B. in 1999. Following her graduation and clerkship on the Israeli Supreme Court for the then-presiding Chief Justice Aharon Barak, Ms. Messika was selected as NYU Law School’s Hauser Global Scholar, earning her LL.M. degree in 2001. Prior to joining Potomac Law, Ms. Messika was a partner with Kirkland & Ellis LLP in New York City.