a special supplement to ACC Docket
An Interview with Israeli General
Counsel Ido Warshavski
Ido Warshavski, vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Lumenis discusses
practicing law in Israel.
As its tagline suggests, Lumenis brings
energy to healthcare.
laser, intense pulsed light (IPL) and
radio-frequency (RF) for minimally-in-
vasive clinical solutions in the aesthetic,
surgical and ophthalmology markets.
Lumenis has over 1,200 employees
worldwide with its corporate headquar-
ters in Israel, and regional offices in the
United States, China, Japan, Germany,
the United Kingdom, Italy, the Neth-
erlands, Australia, India, Hong Kong,
Singapore and Korea.
Why did you decide to join
the Lumenis team?
I like the healthcare industry and
Lumenis today is the largest, publicly
traded medical device company in
Israel. I was intrigued by the breadth
of the business and growth potential
of Lumenis. I also liked the opportunity to work for a leading company in
its field and being part of a talented
I joined Lumenis just a few months
ago, after spending 10 years as the chief
legal officer of Given Imaging Ltd,
which was publicly traded in both the
United States and Israel. I left Given
Imaging in early 2014 when it was
acquired by Covidien (now part of
Medtronic) for approximately US$1
billion — one of the largest M&A deals
in Israel that year. Given Imaging was a
world-renowned company in the field
of gastroenterology and pioneered the
field known today as capsule endosco-
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