Odia Kagan is an associate in the Corporate and Securities Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Philadelphia office.
Ms. Kagan’s experience includes the representation of Israeli and foreign companies in stock and asset acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures, BOT projects and various commercial transactions, as well as Internet and IT law, including the representation of technology and start-up companies from formation in various aspects of doing business in cyberspace.Prior to joining Pepper, she was a partner in the Tel Aviv, Israel firm Shavit Bar-On Gal-On Tzin Nov Yagur Law Offices and a managing partner of a boutique law firm.
Ms. Kagan authored the Israeli chapter in the 2006 edition of Cybercrime and Security, a treatise on cybercrime published by Oxford University Press. She also wrote a regular column on “Law and Internet” in Ynet, the leading Israeli online daily newspaper and has published numerous articles on leading Israeli Web sites, in New York State Bar Association and American Bar Association publications, and in IBLS, an Internet law news journal. Ms. Kagan was a frequent guest on Israeli national television and radio programs. She also lectured on these subjects before forums of law and technology professionals, including in Tel Aviv University and at the John Bryce Technological Institute, at the Center for Technological Entrepreneurship.
A First Lieutenant in the Israeli Defense Forces, Ms. Kagan served as a military advocate in the Military Advocate General’s Unit and as a legal advisor to the Military Advocate General. Among her other positions, Ms. Kagan was a prosecutor in the IDF Air Force Prosecution, the head of the Legal Supervision Branch, and a member of the editorial board of Military and the Law, the IDF’s law periodical. Ms. Kagan also was an advisor on comparative telecommunications law to the head of the Council for Cable and Satellite Broadcasting of the Israel Ministry of Communications.
Ms. Kagan is an adjunct professor at Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law where she teaches Internet law. She also is a member of the Emerging Leaders Division of the America Israel Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia.
Ms. Kagan’s presentations and publications include:
Ms. Kagan also was interviewed by Federal News Radio for a segment on the protection of personally identifiable information and dealing with security breaches, particularly by federal agencies pursuant to a recent report issued on the subject by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
- “Unhack My Heart: FDA Issues Guidance to Mitigate Cybersecurity Threats in Medical Devices” (co-author), Pepper Hamilton LLP Client Alert (June 24, 2013)
- “NIST Proposes Privacy Control Roadmap for Organizations” (co-author), Pepper Hamilton LLP Corporate and Securities Law Alert (June 14, 2013)
- “Whose Social Media Account Is It, Anyway?,” Pepper Hamilton LLP Corporate and Securities Law Alert (May 16, 2013)
- “The Evolving Use of Social Media: Protecting Your Organization,” New York Law Journal’s In-House Counsel CLE Seminar, New York, NY (April 30, 2013)
Jane JAG,” Pepper Hamilton LLP Diversity Matters, Vol. 2013, Issue 1
- “U.S. Responding to Cyber-Espionage: White House Acknowledges Increasing Threat” (co-author), Pepper Hamilton LLP Client Alert (March 14, 2013)
- “FTC Survey: Disclosure of Use of Private Information in Mobile Apps for Children Is Insufficient” (co-author), Pepper Hamilton LLP Client Alert (January 7, 2013)
- “If Three’s a Crowd, Thousands Are ... an Investment Round? JOBS Act Presents Significant Changes to the Federal Securities Laws” (co-author), Pepper Hamilton LLP Corporate and Securities Law Alert (March 29, 2012)
- “2010 Amendments to Delaware’s LLC, Limited Partnership and Partnership Statutes” (co-author), Pepper Hamilton LLP Corporate and Securities Law Alert (August 3, 2010)
- “Facebook Vanity URL’s May Hurt More Than Just One’s Pride” (co-author), Intellectual Property and Technology Law Journal, Vol. 21, No. 9 (September 2009)
- “Online Contracts – You May Be Agreeing Even When You Thought You Were Not” Pepper Hamilton LLP Corporate and Securities Law Alert (May 26, 2009)
- “Proposed Amendments to Delaware’s LLC, Limited Partnership and Partnership Statutes" (co-author), Pepper Hamilton LLP Corporate and Securities Law Alert (May 13, 2009)
- “2009 Proposed Amendments to Delaware Corporation Law” (co-author), Pepper Hamilton LLP Corporate and Securities Law Alert (April 2, 2009)
- “Kahn v. Portnoy Reiterates Importance of Precise Drafting of LLC Agreements” Pepper Hamilton LLP Corporate and Securities Law Alert (March 10, 2009)
- Fighting Anonymous Defamation, IBLS.com (November 26, 2007)
- “E-mail Wiretap is Permissible…For Now,” IBLS.com (May 2, 2007)
- “Wi-Fi*, My Learned Friend,” IBLS.com (April 25, 2007)
- “Stop! Private Information Ahead,” IBLS.com (April 18, 2007)
- “The Impact of the Grokster Decision on File Sharing,” IBLS.com (April 2, 2007)
- “Too Close for Comfort: Is it Legal to ‘Borrow’ Wireless Internet from your Neighbors?” IBLS.com (February 19, 2007)
- “(Trade) Mark My Words,” Perspective (Fall / Winter 2006)
- “Following the California Court of Appeals Judgment in the Apple Case – Is Everyone a Journalist?” NYSBA Electronically In Touch (June 2006)
- “New Westchester County Law Requires Businesses to Secure their Wireless Networks,” NYSBA Electronically In Touch (May 2006)
- “Domain Name Cyber-Squatting in the U.S. and in Israel,” ABA/YLD International Law (Summer 2005)
- “Commentary: the Inducement Test of The U.S. Supreme Court,” Israel Bar Association Web site (June 28, 2005)
- “Spam is a Matter of Definition - FTC Regulations,” Israel Bar Association Web site (January 12, 2005).
Ms. Kagan holds an LL.M from Temple University School of Law, an LL.M in information technology and telecommunications law (with distinction) from Strathclyde University, Glasgow, and an LL.B from Tel Aviv University School of Law, where she served as a teaching and research assistant to Prof. Baruch Bracha on Israeli and U.S. constitutional and administrative law and was on the editorial board of the University’s Law Review, Tel Aviv University Studies in Law.
Ms. Kagan is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania, New York and Israel, as well as licensed to practice as a foreign legal consultant in Delaware.
LL.M. 2009, with distinction, Strathclyde University, Glasgow
LL.M. 2009 Temple University School of Law
LL.B. 1999 Tel Aviv University School of Law (Israel); editorial board member, Tel Aviv University Studies in Law
Admitted in Pennsylvania, Australia, England, Israel and New York