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Zuber Lawler & Del Duca

Soluzioni legali strategiche per clienti che mirano al futuro.

Gerold W. Libby

Los Angeles

Gerold Libby’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance transactions, corporate governance counseling, and cross-border joint ventures.  It also includes intellectual property transfers and real estate finance transactions.  Mr. Libby typically represents technology, manufacturing, entertainment and real estate clients.  A significant portion of his practice involves the representation of foreign clients, usually based in Asia, in their United States business and investment matters, and in advising United States and European clients doing business in Asia.

Mr. Libby formerly served on the board of directors of Semco Instruments, Inc., a California-based aerospace company which was sold in 2010, and led Zuber Lawler & Del Duca LLP’s representation of Semco and its shareholders in that transaction. He currently serves on other corporate boards. Mr. Libby also works with non-profit organizations, and is the General Counsel of The World Justice Project, a not-for-profit corporation based in Washington, D.C., which engages in projects around the world that promote the rule of law.

Prior to joining Zuber Lawler & Del Duca LLP, Mr. Libby was a partner at Holland & Knight LLP.  Early in his career he practiced for three years with one of the largest law firms in Japan, and for one year with a law firm in Korea.  Mr. Libby is a recognized leader of the international bar, having served as Chair of the ABA Section of International Law and as President of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association, and currently serves as Chair of the ABA Rule of Law Initiative Asia Council.

Professional Honors and Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association Asia Law Initiative Council
  • Past President, Inter-Pacific Bar Association
  • Former Section Chair, American Bar Association Section of International Law
  • Former Delegate, American Bar Association House of Delegates
  • Member, Practicing Law Institute, Advisory Committee on International Law
  • Member, Pacific Council on International Policy

Representative Publications

  • “Joint Ventures: Definitions and Legal Issues,” Joint Ventures in the International Arena, 2003.
  • “Secured Transactions,” International Lawyer’s Deskbook, 2002.


New York University School of Law
J.D., 1969

Yale University
B.A., 1965
Major: History

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