Mitchell C. Shelowitz is the Founder and Managing Partner of SLG. Mitch is a veteran New York attorney who has meshed his legal experiences as a corporate deal lawyer and tenacious litigator at top New York and Israeli law firms, with a unique business acumen developed over years as in-house legal counsel at leading Nasdaq-traded tech companies, to offer integrated and personalized legal services to the firm’s global client base.
Mitch has developed a business-focused approach to representing clients based upon his experiences as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary to wireless communications leader Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ:CRNT), and as Senior In-house Legal Counsel to satellite communications pioneer Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: GILT).
Mitch’s intense focus on strategy, hands on involvement, and a deep understanding of IP and business law and procedure has led to a number of critical client victories in the area of music copyrights, design patents, and trade secrets. Commentary on his cases has been published in leading national newspapers, magazines, and law journals – including the Harvard Law Review – and his “never give up” approach has led to new national legal standards in the areas of copyright statutory damage awards and design patent pleading requirements following Iqbal and Twombly.
Mitch’s client experience encompasses an impressive list of industry leaders, such as Radware, Sarine Technologies, AppGuard, CyberBit, Telit, Cellebrite, Ceragon Networks, and Tolkowsky, among many others. He also represents promising early stage companies in wearables, cyber defense, robotics, and apps, such as Watchful, Woojer, MyPart, FitFight, AutoRemind, and Orcam. Mitch also represents leading European businesses in connection with their U.S. business activities.
Mitch was named as a New York Super Lawyer 11 times, being recognized as one of the top lawyers in New York City, and placing him in the top 5% of the profession.
He is a Mentor for the Techstars METRO Accelerator (Berlin); hub:raum Accelerator (Berlin); TechCode Accelerator (Berlin); RockStart (Amsterdam); The Hive (Tel Aviv); and ATOBE Accelerator (Jerusalem). He has lectured at the TechStars METRO Accelerator; The German Tech Entrepreneur Center (GTEC) (Berlin); Deutsche Telekom’s Startup Night (Berlin); In-Vent (Haifa); TechCode Accelerator; Microsoft Ventures Accelerator; Zell Entrepreneurship Program; Hubanana; ATOBE Accelerator; HUB Tel Aviv; The Hive (Tel Aviv); and others.
- New York
- U.S. District Court, SDNY
- U.S. District Court, EDNY
- U.S. District Court, Connecticut
- U.S. District Court, Colorado
- U.S. Supreme Court
- Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
- Second Circuit Court of Appeals
- Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
- Software and Music
- Wearables and IoT
- Mobile and Wireless Telecom
- Entertainment & Hospitality
- General Counsel, Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT)
- Sr. In-House Counsel, Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: GILT)
- President and Founder, Association of Corporate Counsel Israel