Adar Bengom (Ortal)


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Adar Bengom (Ortal) is a partner in HFN's IP Practice, where she focuses primarily on intellectual property transactions, licensing, contentious matters and client counselling.  This includes leading intellectual property due diligence in various cross-border transactions such as mergers, asset acquisitions and investments and drafting and negotiating all intellectual property documents relating thereto; drafting and negotiating complex license, research, development and other commercial agreements in various fields including high-tech, pharma, e-commerce, IT, finance and online marketing; drafting legal opinions involving unique copyright, trade secrets, database rights and trademark issues; managing trademark, patent and breeders rights portfolios of clients; and providing contentious legal advice on copyrights, trademarks, breeders’ rights, domain names, trade secrets, computer law and other intellectual property-related topics.

Prior to joining HFN IP Practice, Adar worked in Davis Polk & Wardwell where she handled all intellectual property aspects of various transactions including asset acquisitions, joint ventures, mergers as well as IPOs

Adar is the author or co-author of several publications including a chapter in one of the leading books in Israel on the new Copyright Law (together with Dr. Neil J. Wilkof): : “Creating Rights: Readings in Copyright Law” (Michael Birnhack, Guy Pessach, eds., 2009).

Adar has an LL.M degree from Duke University School of Law and she is a member of the Israeli Bar Associations and the New York State Bar Association.


  • Duke University, USA, LL.M
  • Tel Aviv University, Israel, LL.B (magna cum laude)

Admitted to Practice


New York