I was born in Israel and have lived in Israel, West Africa, NYC and London. I completed my LL.B (magna cum laude) and Ph.D. at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and my LL.M. at University College London. In 2013 I joined the Hebrew University Law Faculty as a tenure-track faculty member. Before then, I was a partner in a prominent Israeli law firm, where I headed the intellectual property practice. My fascination with interdisciplinary work, with normative questions, and with the ‘big picture’ of legal analysis, subsequently led me to embark on a full time academic career.
My scholarly interests lie in the areas of innovation and intellectual property, and in the intersection of law and complexity. I teach various seminars and courses on these topics.
I study innovation policy, especially cases that deviate from our standard perception of innovation as a cumulative, positive and progressive process (for example, paradigm shifts, or innovation related to negative knowledge). My work in this area seeks to identify and design legal rules that can promote irregular innovation.
I am also fascinated by the interrelations between law and complexity. I use the theoretical understanding and the empirical tools provided by complexity and network theory to examine, explain and challenge legal rules and legal frameworks in different areas of the law, including contracts, property, intellectual property, and international law.
I believe in the value of interdisciplinary work. My research employs insights from various scientific fields to analyze, explain, and criticize the legal landscape. I am involved in several interdisciplinary projects at the Hebrew university, including Biodesign-Medical Innovation Program (2016-present), the Cyber-law Center (2016-present), and “Chevruta” - a cross-faculty project for cultivating interdisciplinary learning (2013-2017).
Since 2017 I serve as the head of the law faculty’s research committee.