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Galit Kierkut is a seasoned litigator and advisor to national and international clients in the pharmaceutical, medical device, financial services, hospitality, and health care industries, among others. She also takes on the role of outside general counsel for many of her start-up and growth-stage clients, assembling and leading teams of professionals to seamlessly address her clients’ legal needs.

Galit focuses her own litigation and counseling practice in the areas of restrictive covenants, privacy, and trade secret counseling and litigation, as well as in matters relating to employment discrimination, harassment, whistleblowing, employee leave, and accommodation. She also conducts training on virtually all employment compliance areas, including diversity, equity, and inclusion. In addition, Galit has wide-ranging experience in complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts.

Galit is also a member of Greenberg Traurig's Health Emergency Preparedness Task Force, a multidisciplinary, collaborative team drawn from the firm's offices around the world that provides clients with up to date counseling on all COVID-19 related matters.

Galit is a strong advocate for women’s advancement in the law, and has been honored for her leadership in this area by a variety of organizations. She is a past president of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association and is an active member of the National Association for Women Lawyers. Galit also leads the Greenberg Traurig-NJ Office Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.


  • Serving as outside general counsel
  • Restrictive covenant drafting, counseling and litigation
  • Trade secret litigation
  • Employment discrimination counseling and litigation
  • Employee leave and accommodation counseling and litigation
  • Employment compliance training
  • Complex commercial litigation
  • Israel practice
  • Start-ups


Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, NJBIZ, "Leader in Law," 2021 
  • Listed, Chambers USA, “New Jersey Labor & Employment,” 2012-2021
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation - Labor & Employment; Commercial Litigation, 2013-2022
  • Listed, Legal 500 United States, Trade Secrets (Litigation and Non-Contentious Matters), 2021
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, 2009 and 2013-2021
    • New Jersey Super Lawyers, “Employment & Labor,” 2013-2021
    • New Jersey Super Lawyers, “The Top 50 Women Super Lawyers” 2014-2021
    • New Jersey Super Lawyers, “The Top 100 Super Lawyers” 2015-2021
    • New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Employment & Labor and Business Litigation, 2009
  • Listed, Benchmark Litigation, "Labor & Employment Star," 2020-2021
  • Honoree, NJBIZ, “Best 50 Women in Business,” 2017
  • Honoree, New Jersey Women Lawyers Association, “Women’s Initiative and Leaders in Law (WILL) Platinum Award – Private Sector,” 2018
  • Honoree, Executive Women of New Jersey, "Salute to the Policy Makers" Awards, 2016
  • Recipient, New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law and the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association, “Professional Lawyers of the Year Award,” 2011
  • Rated, AV Preeminent® 4.4 out of 5.0

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  • Executive Board, New Jersey Women Lawyers Association
    • Past President
    • Nominations Committee
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
    • Member, Executive Board, Labor & Employment Law Section
      • Co-Chair, Employment Trial Practices Subcommittee, Labor & Employment Law Section
    • Appointed Privacy Law Committee
    • Member, Women in the Profession Section
  • Member, National Association of Women Lawyers
    • Member, Advocacy Committee
    • Co-Chair, ERA Subcommittee
  • Member, Essex County Bar Association
    • Past Chair, Task Force on Women in the Profession
  • Member of the Board of Directors, University of Pennsylvania Alumni Club, Metro New Jersey
  • Editor, New Jersey Labor and Employment Law Quarterly
  • Former Member, New Jersey Supreme Court Fee Arbitration Committee


  • J.D., cum laude, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • Hebrew, Conversational