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Zuber Lawler & Del Duca

Strategic Legal Solutions for Visionary Clients

Gerold W. Libby

Partner
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 has served and continues to serve on corporate boards. He was a member of the board 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 as chairman of the board of Western States Machine Company, an Ohio-based manufacturer of capital equipment products with sales around the world.

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.

Mr. Libby is an Adjunct Professor at Southwestern Law School, where he teaches a course on International Law in Practice.

Professional Honors and Activities

  • 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, 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.

Education

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

Yale University
B.A., 1965
Major: History

Bar Admissions

California
New York