Arlene Hahn | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Arlene Hahn

Partner, New York

T +1 212 819 8506



Arlene is a partner in the Sourcing & Technology Transactions Practice, within the Firm's 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 thousands of bids and hundreds of consummated transactions, ranging from initial start-up investments to some of the largest M&A deals in their respective industries. She represents both strategic and financial clients in a broad range of industries, including software, financial services, media, semiconductors, pharmaceuticals, consumer products, 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 stand-alone 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 also 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. She has lectured on the intellectual property aspects of complex commercial transactions at the ATLAS Information Group seminar for corporate counsel on "Negotiating and Drafting Major Commercial Agreements."  Arlene joined White & Case in 2015 from the New York office of another international law firm. 

Bars and Courts

  • New York State Bar
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • US District Court for the Southern District of New York


  • JD, New York University School of Law
  • BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


  • English


Awards & Recognition

Named "Recommended" Lawyer for Technology: Outsourcing in the US Award Brief, Legal 500 US

Named "Rising Star" for Intellectual Property, New York Super Lawyers