CHARLESTON, SC - As The Transatlantic Law Firm Close to Home, Womble Bond Dickinson attorneys are actively engaged in global conversations on key issues impacting their clients.
Case in point: Morris Ellison, a partner in the firm’s Charleston office, recently completed his latest business trip to Israel. There, Ellison took part in a number of industry-focused events in the emerging technology and life science sectors, including the OurCrowd Investor Summit. OurCrowd is the world’s leading crowdfunding platform, having invested more than $1.2 billion in 80 portfolio companies. Approximately, 18,000 people from more than 150 countries attended this year’s OurCrowd Investor Summit - including representatives from a number of companies that do business in South Carolina.
At the summit, Ellison had the chance to meet with other professionals working in the Smart Cities and Mobility spaces. Ellison is a thought leader in this space, particularly as these concepts intersect with the law. Click here to learn more about how Ellison and Womble Bond Dickinson are serving clients in the Smart Cities sector.
The OurCrowd Investor Summit also gave Ellison the chance to speak with two Nobel Prize winners: Dan Shechtman, the 2011 Nobel Prize winner in chemistry, and Daniel Kahneman, the 2002 Nobel Prize winner in economics and the father of behavioral economics.
Ellison began his trip by attending an open house at the medical/agri-tech accelerator run by the Trendlines Group in Misgav. Around 30 leaders of Israel’s life science and biotech industry were in attendance.
He also attended the “AI Drive Mobility: Paving the Way to the Future of Transportation” program at The Drive Accelerator in Tel Aviv. Clemson’s CUICAR (“Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research”) facility is one of the “partners” in Drive. Drive was founded by Mayer Cars and Trucks Ltd and is sponsored by leading partners in the international and Israeli industry like Honda, Volvo Cars, Hertz Car Rental, Volvo Group, NEC, Ituran, and Aptiv.
Ellison leads Womble Bond Dickinson’s Israel practice and has been a part of South Carolina’s annual trade delegation to Israel since 2011.
Morris Ellison ’s broad-based practice includes commercial real estate transactions, economic development, commercial litigation and counseling of entrepreneurs, startup and mature knowledge-based companies. Ellison represents local, national and international investors, lenders and real estate developers in the development, financing and disposition of commercial properties and other assets. Recently, he has been particularly involved with mobility companies, counseling clients on how the “Mobility Revolution” impacts their businesses.