Arlene Arin Hahn

Partner, New York at White & Case LLP

Arlene Arin Hahn

Arlene Arin Hahn

Partner, New York at White & Case LLP

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Arlene is a partner in the Technology Transactions Practice, within the Firm's Global M&A Group and global Intellectual Property Group. She is a transactional attorney who represents clients in a variety of intellectual property and technology matters with a focus on the IP aspects of private equity, M&A and other corporate transactions. Arlene has advised on hundreds of consummated transactions, ranging from initial start-up investments to whole business securitizations to some of the largest M&A deals in their respective industries. She represents strategic and financial clients in a broad range of industries, including software, consumer products, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, financial services, power, media, semiconductors, fashion, and sports.

Arlene regularly oversees significant IP and commercial due diligence investigations in the context of analyzing complex commercial or technical aspects of corporate transactions. Arlene also has extensive experience with standalone IP matters, including patent and technology licensing, technology transfer, joint ventures and strategic alliances, joint development agreements, software licensing, outsourcing, content licensing, trademark coexistence, merchandising and brand licensing, and settlement of IP disputes and litigations. Prior to focusing on transactional work, Arlene litigated a variety of intellectual property disputes, including patent infringement, trademark and copyright infringement, counterfeiting, unfair competition and trade secret misappropriation.

From January 2006 to April 2007, Arlene lived in Osaka, Japan where she was seconded to work as in-house counsel to Panasonic in its IP Rights Operations Company.

Arlene is a member of the Firm's Global Technology Industry Core Group and the Global Diversity Committee. She is also Co-Chair of the NY Summer Associate Program, which was ranked the #1 Summer Program in the nation in a survey conducted by The American Lawyer. She has lectured on the intellectual property aspects of commercial transactions at the ATLAS Information Group seminar for corporate counsel, at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Association of Corporate Counsel of Israel, and at the 2018 Canadian Private Equity Summit. She was a featured panelist at the Women in Law & Leadership Summit in New York. Arlene joined White & Case in 2015 from the New York office of another international law firm.

Arlene has been recognized by numerous publications, including Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000, Legal 500, and Euromoney's Women in Business Law Expert Guide. She is an Advisory Board Member to NYU School of Law's Grunin Center for Law and Social Entrepreneurship and a Member of MIT's Executive Council. She was also a Member of inaugural "Accelerated Women's Leadership Institute" at Harvard Law School Executive Education and author of an op-ed published by The Deal titled "How To Get More Women To Stay In Biglaw M&A", The Deal, Dealmaker Quarterly, 2018. Arlene was also Co-Contributing Editor and Co-Author of the U.S. chapter of the inaugural edition of "Technology M&A" (2018), published by Getting the Deal Through.

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Arlene Arin Hahn
Partner, New York at White & Case LLP
Education
JD
Class of 2000

Founded in 1835, New York University School of Law has a record of academic excellence and national scholarly influence. One of the first law schools to admit women, it has been long committed to welcoming students of diverse backgrounds, people who had been discriminated against by many other institutions. Located on the University's campus in Greenwich Village, NYU Law has been a leader, and continues to be, in areas such as law and business, clinical education, public service, interdisciplinary colloquia and global studies.

BS in Biology, Concentration in Writing
Class of 1997

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific, engineering, and technological education and research. Founded in 1861 in response to the increasing industrialization of the United States, the institute used a polytechnic university model and stressed laboratory instruction. MIT was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1934.

Memberships
Associate Editor
Prior

The New York University Law Review was founded in 1924, and is a generalist journal publishing legal scholarship in all areas, including legal theory and policy, environmental law, legal history, international law, and more. Each year, it publishes issues in April, May, June, October, November, and December. These six issues contain cutting-edge legal scholarship written by professors, judges, and legal practitioners, as well as Notes written by members of the Law Review. In November 2012, the Law Review launched the New York University Law Review Online, an online supplement to the print version of the Law Review.

Career History
Partner, New York
2015 - Current

White & Case is an international law firm that helps companies, governments and financial institutions achieve their global ambitions. Their clients face complex challenges, and their lawyers innovative approaches consistently deliver results for their clients.

In-House Counsel
2006

Panasonic Corp. engages in the development, manufacture, and sale of electrical products. It operates through the following segments: Appliances, Life Solutions, Connected Solutions, Automotive, Industrial Solutions, and Others. The Appliances segment provides consumer electronics such as flat panels televisions, refrigerators, washing machines, microwave ovens, video equipment, rice cookers, and vacuum cleaners. It also offers air conditioners, cold chains, metering devices, and fuel cells. The Life Solutions segment handles the manufacture and sales of lighting fixtures, home automation systems, and ventilation equipment. The Connected Solutions segment covers in-flight entertainment systems, electronic component mounting systems, welding machines, projectors, commercial camera systems, personal computers, and tablets. The Automotive segment deals with in-vehicle infotainment and electronics such as next-generation cockpit systems, navigation systems, camera modules, onboard charging systems, and inverter-integrated compressors. The Industrial Solutions segment markets electromechanical and control devices, liquid crystal panels, motors, primary batteries, and rechargeable batteries. The Others segment includes the sales of raw materials. The company was founded by Konosuke Matsushita on March 7, 1918 and is headquartered in Osaka, Japan.

Counsel
1999 - 2015

Founded in 1931, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has been a preeminent provider of legal services for more than 80 years. Widely recognized by those covering the legal profession as best in class, Weil’s lawyers regularly advise clients globally on their most complex Litigation, Corporate, Restructuring, and Tax and Benefits matters. With 20 offices worldwide – 9 in the United States and 11 outside the United States – Weil has been a pioneer in establishing a geographic footprint that has allowed the Firm to partner with clients wherever they do business.

Transactions
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Fusion Acquisition Corp. purchases MoneyLion, Inc. (New York) resulting in a new company MoneyLion, Inc.

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Panasonic Corp. purchases Blue Yonder Group, Inc. from Blackstone Corporate Private Equity, New Mountain Capital LLC

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Ideanomics, Inc. purchases Via Motors, Inc.

Awards & Honors
Court Admission: US District Court, Eastern District of New York
Admitted to the New York Bar
Court Admission: US District Court, Southern District of New York
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Arlene Arin Hahn is affiliated with White & Case LLP, Panasonic Corp., Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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