Gal Eschet is a Partner in the firm’s Hi-Tech Department. Gal joined the firm in 2016 to help lead its technology transaction practice and the development of its recently-established Silicon Valley office. 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, software, cloud computing, big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning, semiconductors, telecom, 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.
Prior to joining Herzog Fox & Neeman, Gal spent twelve years with Morrison & Foerster’s Technology Transactions Group in Silicon Valley, where he also headed the firm’s Israel Desk. 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.
Earlier in his career, 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 was an articled clerk at the business department of a leading Israeli law firm. Gal was a naval officer in the Israel Defense Forces.
- Israel Bar Association, 2003
- California Bar Association, 2005
- Haifa University, LLB (summa cum laude), 2002
- Haifa University, BA (Economics), 2002
- UC Berkeley, School of Law, LLM (magna cum laude), 2004