Israeli Defense, Aerospace and Aviation Company – Action Dismissed for Lack of Jurisdiction

Obtained dismissal of all claims asserted by a former employee against the largest Israeli defense, aerospace and aviation company.  The plaintiff attempted to establish personal jurisdiction over the Israeli company in New York based on a theory that its wholly owned subsidiary operates as its domestic branch or “mere department” in the United States. While the trial court allowed the plaintiff to begin jurisdictional discovery, the Appellate Court reversed the trial court and dismissed our client from the litigation for lack of jurisdiction.