Founder and President of Shurat HaDin – Israel Law Center
Nitsana Darshan-Leitner is founder and president of Shurat HaDin – Israel Law Center, a Tel Aviv law firm at the forefront of fighting terrorism that utilizes court systems around the world to go on the legal offensive against Israel’s enemies.
She has led and won a number of major legal cases against terror organizations, resulting in more than $2 billion in judgments and collecting $200 million in compensation for victims of terror.
In 2015, her Law Center won a historic $655 million judgment in federal court holding the PLO and the Palestinian Authority liable for a number of suicide bombings perpetrated during the Second Intifada. In the same year, Shurat HaDin also won a $330 million judgment against North Korea.
Amongst numerous other initiatives, Mrs. Darshan-Leitner, has assisted in blocking Gaza Flotillas, filed a lawsuit against Facebook for allowing terror incitement on its platform, halted efforts to indict IDF soldiers for war crimes, and filed legal actions against those illegally boycotting Israeli academics and companies.
Mrs. Darshan-Leitner, a mother of six, including a set of triplets, holds a law degree from Bar-Ilan University and an MBA from Manchester University. She is regularly quoted in the international media as an authority on terror financing. In 2012, she was chosen as one of the 50 most influential women in Israel by the Globes financial magazine.