Haggai Carmon is the principal of Carmon & Carmon worldwide. He studied Political Science and Developing Countries at Tel Aviv University and in 1969 he attended the Tel Aviv University Law School, from which he graduated cum laude receiving an LLB degree. In 1986 Haggai Carmon received a Certificate in International Law and Diplomacy from St. John’s University in New York and in 1987 he earned his Masters degree in Government and Politics, also from St. John’s University.
In 1985, the United States Department of Justice retained Haggai Carmon to become its primary outside attorney to represent the U.S. government’s interests in its Israeli civil litigation matters, a position he continues to hold. Haggai Carmon is also legal counsel to the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv and to the U.S Consulate General in Jerusalem. The cases Haggai Carmon has handled and won for the U.S are in diverse areas of the law, including commercial litigation, torts, sovereign immunity, diplomatic immunity, contract, government regulations, labor conflicts, and various others. Haggai Carmon has appeared in more cases representing foreign governments than nearly any other lawyer in Israel. Distinct among those is a landmark rare Further Hearing with an extended 7 Supreme Court Justice bench concerning complex matters of commercial law which reaffirmed the U.S Government previous victory in the case heard and decided by a panel of three Supreme Court Justices (Zehava Cnaan v. U.S.A.). Carmon has also successfully represented the European Union in civil litigation in Israel. Additionally, Carmon represents foreign commercial entities in enforcing in Israel foreign judgments as well in other litigation and transaction legal matters.