Meet Our Team
Adv. Yifa Segal
Founder and Director of the International Legal Forum (ILF), a nonprofit, proactive legal hub, centralizing efforts of hundreds of attorneys and activists worldwide, in their fight to promote peace and justice in Israel and in the Middle East, as well as tackle human rights violations, terror, the BDS movement, and anti-Israel operations worldwide.
As many groups and individuals lack the information, experience and resources to fight these battles alone, the ILF uniquely functions through a network of lawyers in over 25 countries, creating a broad coalition that operates with legal tools to initiate, integrate and carry out legal actions in coordination and cooperation across the globe, from a broad strategic perspective.
The ILF goes on the offensive by setting groundbreaking and strategic initiatives, including in Parliaments around the world, changing all levels of legislation as well as litigation meant to better interpret and enforce existing laws and change the reality on the ground.
In the years 2013-2014 Ms. Segal was the Joint Director of Tazpit Press Service (TPS), the only Israeli news agency disseminating news reports and footage in real-time from Israel to media outlets across the world. While co-managing the news agency, Ms. Segal also volunteered her time and skills in the legal battlefield, both in Israel and across the world, joining efforts with various organizations. Prior to 2013, Mrs. Segal was a leading member of Shurat Hadin – Israel Law Center's legal team.
Ms. Segal has a BA in Law from the University of Haifa, and an MA in International Relations from the University of Tel Aviv.
Ms. Segal is an expert on the Middle East and International law and offers lectures on various topics, including: Terror Funding in the West - The Exploitation of Non -Profit Organizations Charitable Foundations, Modern Technology Etc.; The BDS Movement, Global Antisemitism, Women's Right's in The Middle East and Immigrants Communities.
Adv. Nadav Steinman
is a new Oleh to Israel. He is originally from Canada and obtained his law degrees from McGill University in Montreal. He was a corporate partner in the global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright, and now maintains his connection with the law firm as a consultant. He brings his experience working in jurisdictions around the world to the fight against BDS, terrorism, and antisemitism.
Adv. Eric Aviv
obtained his law degrees from the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. He has practiced as a lawyer in civil and criminal litigation in the Netherlands. He made Aliyah in 2008 and is now a practicing advocate and notary in Israel.
A social worker who made aliyah from England. Nicole has worked with various charities supporting people directly and managing teams. She also has a BA in Hebrew and Israeli Studies from the School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS).
Adv. Russell (Avraham) Shalev
An Israeli lawyer at the International Legal Forum. He has worked at the Israeli Ministry of Justice, commenting and working on relevant policy. He clerked at Herzog, Fox, Neeman in the International Public Law department, focusing on security export control, anti-bribery and anti-corruption compliance. Russell has a BA in political science from McGill University, an MA in Middle Eastern studies from Bar Ilan University, and an LLB from Bar Ilan.
Adv. Ciara Fried
Aliya from Australia. Married with 3 children. Graduated from the University of Western Australia with BA, LLB. Admitted to practice in 2007. Relevant to ILF: completed a course in 2017 in public diplomacy and advocacy at Bar Ilan University.
Legal experience - Practice mainly the fields of corporate, tax, wealth and estate planning. Have sat on several fiduciary boards and acted as trustee on structures domiciled both in Israel and abroad.
Adv. Jeremie Bracka
Jeremie Bracka is a Post-doctoral Fellow and lecturer in the law faculty at the Hebrew University Minerva Center for Human Rights (Jerusalem) and the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (Heidelberg). He lectures in constitutional law, human rights law and transitional justice. Jeremie has previously published in the Oxford University Press and the Melbourne Journal of International law. In 2019, he won the Monash Law Student Publication Prize for his contribution to Law and Memory: Towards Legal Governance of History (Cambridge University Press, 2017).
a lawyer and former federal judge who served as the 81st Attorney General of the United States. He was appointed as Attorney General by President George W. Bush following the resignation of Alberto Gonzales. Mukasey also served for 18 years as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, six of those years as Chief Judge. Mukasey was the second Jewish U.S. Attorney General. Mukasey is currently a partner at the international law firm Debevoise & Plimpton. Mukasey, pursuant to the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) is registered as working on behalf of the National Council of Resistance of Iran.
Executive Director of Stand With Us Northeast U.S., a global Israel education organization, dedicated to sharing Israel's story in word and deed. Previously the Spokesperson of the Consulate General of Israel in New York and a former diplomat at Israel's Foreign Ministry.
Lynne Bursky Tammam
The International Legal Forum is a nonprofit, proactive legal hub, centralizing efforts of lawyers, organization and activists worldwide, in their fight to promote justice, peace and equality in Israel and the Middle East. The ILF provides them with the much-needed knowledge, strategic planning, research.