Dr. Adi Gilat
Founding Partner
H-F & Co

Adi is a founding partner at H-F & Co. and leads its IP, IT and Tech-Transactions practice. Adi is a leading expert in intellectual property law, privacy and data protection law. She has represented such companies as WAZE, A Better Place and Mobileye.

Adi’s practice focuses on representing technology clients in their complex commercial intellectual-property and tech-transactions and on handling the intellectual property, data protection and tech regulation aspects of cross-border M&As and venture capital investments. Adi handles complex cross-border licensing transactions, IP asset sales, R&D agreements, tech-transfer agreements, joint ventures and other strategic collaborations. Adi regularly negotiates complex Tech-Transactions vis-à-vis the most prominent technology companies in the world. She has also handled the IP, data protection and regulatory aspects of the largest M&A, financing and other key transactions of the Israeli high-tech sector.

Adi’s practice also spans the on-going IP aspects of the firm’s clients businesses as well as their privacy and data protection matters. Providing hands-on business-oriented and tech-savvy counsel Adi represents technology companies of all sizes from entrepreneurial stages, to mature businesses, to the most predominant tech multinationals. Adi also assists technology companies in their matters before the regulators such as the Israeli Information Law and Technology Authority and the Office of the Chief Scientist.

On the litigation front, drawing on IP litigation experience both in the U.S. and in Israel, Adi represents clients in precedential cutting edge IP related disputes, involving copyrights, open source software, social media, trade secrets and trademarks.

Prior to founding H-F & Co., Adi practiced IP transactional and litigation law in leading U.S. and Israeli law firms, including Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe and Foley & Lardner in the U.S. Adi holds masters and doctoral degrees from New York University, focusing on intellectual property law and policy.


JSD, New York University, 2009 Thesis: “Regulatory Competition in International Intellectual Property: The Case of Small Innovative Economies” LL.M, IP and Trade Regulation, New York University, With Distinction, 2002 LL.B, Tel-Aviv University, 1993

Admissions: Israel Bar, 1994 New York State Bar, 1999

H-F & Co. Law Firm

H-F & Co. is not your standard law firm, nor are they a run-of-the-mill attorneys.

They bring to the table a unique team approach, combining commitment to excellence, top-notch expertise, professionalism and creative thinking.

They have a proven track record of delivering unparalleled value to their clients and bringing them to the finish line, achieving significant successes in some of the largest-ever transactions in the Israeli technology industry. Their in-depth understanding of companies’ business and the relevant legal environment has made us the go-to lawyers for some of the best tech companies in Israel. They represent tech companies at all stages, from entrepreneurs and startups to Unicorns and multi-billion dollar global technology companies.They also represent some of the largest international investment banks and underwriters, a selection of reputable venture capital and private equity funds and major multinational tech corporations, in their Israeli-related M&A transactions, investments and public offerings, all in the tech sector.

Their tech industry coverage includes: Software and SaaS, Cyber Security, Internet, Mobile Apps, Big Data, IoT, FinTech, AdTech, EduTech, AgriTech, CleanTech, Medical Devices, HealthIT, and MobileHealth Automotive and Aerospace e-Commerce HW and Semiconductors.