Gal Eschet


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Gal Eschet is a Partner in HFN's Hi-Tech Department.  Gal’s practice focuses primarily on cross-border and domestic transactions involving technology and intellectual property.  It includes structuring, negotiating and drafting complex commercial agreements and strategic intellectual property licenses; representing clients in strategic alliances, mergers & acquisitions, divestitures, asset sales, and investments; as well as advising clients on a wide variety of matters relating to intellectual property, development, supply, distribution, IT procurement and services, collaborations, open-source and other matters relevant to technology companies.

Gal represents a wide array of public and private companies, from large established institutional clients to start-up companies. His clients have included companies across industries and technologies, including information technology, semiconductors, software, cloud computing, big data, telecommunications, medical device, consumer electronics and clean technology, among others.

Gal is licensed to practice law in both California and Israel. Gal is a member of the Mobile and Internet Committee of the California Israel Chamber of Commerce. Gal also maintains an active pro bono practice and is a regular recipient of the annual Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services from the State Bar of California. 

In March 2012, Intel Corporation awarded Gal the Intel Architecture Group’s “Outside Counsel Excellence Award” to recognize his "outstanding support" across a series of deals.

Prior to joining HFN, Gal spent twelve years with Morrison & Foerster's Technology Transactions Group in Silicon Valley, where he also headed the firm’s Israel Desk.  Prior to that, Gal held a research position at the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) at UC Berkeley; teaching and research positions at the University of Haifa School of Law; and practiced law at the business department of a leading Israeli law firm. Gal was a Lieutenant in the Israel Defense Forces, where he served as a naval officer on missile boats.

Gal received an LL.M. degree (Master of Laws) with high honours from UC Berkeley School of Law, where he was a John M. Olin fellow; an LL.B. degree (J.D. equivalent), summa cum laude, from the University of Haifa School of Law; and a BA in Economics from the University of Haifa Department of Economics.


  • UC Berkeley, School of Law, LL.M (magna cum laude), 2004
  • Haifa University, Israel, LL.B (summa cum laude), 2002
  • Haifa University, Israel, BA (Economics), 2002

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