Orit Zilony-Klinman

Partner

Co-Head of the Labor and Corporate Immigration Department

Adv. Orit Zilony-Klinman is the Co-Head of the Labor and Corporate Immigration Department.

Adv. Zilony-Klinman is one of the leading lights in the field of Israeli labor law. She is especially prominent for her expertise in issues of collective bargaining and labor relationships, specifically in drafting and negotiating collective bargaining agreements relating to wages and working conditions following corporate restructuring, strikes, industrial actions, and privatizations.

Adv. Zilony-Klinman has extensive experience representing clients in complex labor law litigation before Israel’s regional labor tribunals, the National Labor Court,  and Israel’s High Court of Justice.  Her litigation expertise includes labor tribunal class actions, representing leading companies in the hi-tech, transportation and commerce fields, as well as academic and higher-education institutions, individuals and trade unions. Adv. Zilony- Klinman’s years of high-level litigation experience enable her to achieve beneficial results for her clients, while simultaneously striving to resolve the dispute through alternative measures such as mediation and arbitration.

Adv. Zilony-Klinman is a frequent lecturer on matters of Israel labor law at various academic institutions, and regularly publishes professional articles and op-eds in the Israel media.

Education

LL.B., Ha’Michlala Le’Minhal, 1995

Bar Admission

Israel Bar Association, 1996

"Displayed an acute understanding of the legal, commercial and HR context and provided invaluable aid and advice."

Chambers & Partners | 2020

"Highly regarded litigator."

The Legal 500 | 2020

"Gains particular recognition for her litigation work. "

Chambers & Partners | 2019

"Always reachable and knows exactly how to solve any problem."

Chambers & Partners | 2019

"A prominent lawyer in the employment field."

Chambers & Partners | 2018

Representative Work

Magen David Adom (MDA)

Ongoing counsel to MDA, including representation before labor courts and disciplinary hearings, as well as a broad variety of other legal matters in the personal and collective labor law field, including collective negotiations and class actions.

 Dan Public Transportation Co Ltd.

Ongoing counsel to Dan Public Transportation, including counsel and representation related to collective agreements and disputes.

Ariel University's Senior Academic Staff Association

Advising Ariel University's Senior Academic Staff Association on all collective aspects, including collective agreements and representation before labor courts in labor disputes due to strikes or violations of collective agreements.

The Tel Aviv Cinematheque

Advising the Tel Aviv Cinematheque, including counsel and representation related to collective labor relations.

Mrs. Ira Vigdorchik

Representing Mrs. Ira Vigdorchik, coach of Israel's national rhythmic gymnastics team, in labor law enforcement.

Mrs. Rivka Elisha

Representing Mrs. Rivka Elisha, Chairman of the Israeli Center for Human Dignity, in a precedential labor law case held before the High Court of Justice.