Arlene Arin Hahn

Partner, New York


“Arlene Hahn ‘performs flawlessly for clients’”.
Legal 500, Technology: Transactions, 2017


Arlene is a partner in the Technology Transactions Practice, within the Firm's Global M&A Group and Global IP Group. She is a transactional attorney who represents clients in a variety of intellectual property and technology matters ranging from standalone technology transactions to the IP aspects of private equity, M&A and other corporate transactions. Arlene has advised on hundreds of consummated transactions, ranging from formative license agreements and joint development agreements to initial start-up investments and 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 Chair of the Firm's Global Diversity Committee, Co-Chair of the New York Women's Initiative and 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. Arlene is also a member of the Firm's Global Technology Industry Core Group, Global Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Industry Core Group, and Financial Investment Committee.

Arlene has appeared as a featured guest on BloombergTV and is a member of Law360's 2019 Advisory Board for Intellectual Property. She has lectured on the intellectual property aspects of commercial transactions at the ATLAS Information Group Seminar for Corporate Counsel, the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Association of Corporate Counsel of Israel, and the 2018 Canadian Private Equity Summit and she was a featured panelist at the Women in Law & Leadership Summit in New York. Arlene has been recognized by numerous publications, including Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000, Legal 500, and Euromoney. 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.

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
New York University School of Law
Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Some representative matters include:

Calpine Corporation in its US$17 billion sale to Energy Capital Partners, an energy-focused private equity firm, and a consortium of investors including Access Industries and Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board.

Intel Corporation in a series of acquisitions of technology companies innovating in sectors such as autonomous driving and Internet of Things (IoT).

LifePoint Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT) in its US$5.6 billion merger with RCCH HealthCare Partners, which is owned by certain funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE: APO).

Brookfield Asset Management in its CAD$4.3 billion acquisition of Enercare Inc., one of North America's largest home and commercial services companies.

SodaStream International Ltd., in its US$3.2 billion sale to PepsiCo, Inc.

Roark Capital Group and Inspire Brands, Inc., owner of the Arby's and Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant chains, in Inspire Brands' US$2.3 billion acquisition of Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ: SONC).

Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) in the US$1.275 billion acquisition by Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC, a subsidiary of Sempra, of InfraREIT, Inc., and the acquisition of a 50% limited partnership interest in a holding company that will own Sharyland Utilities, LP, a Texas-based electric transmission utility owned by members of the Hunt Family.

Pernod Ricard, SA, the world's second-largest distiller, in its acquisition of a majority interest in Rabbit Hole Spirits, LLC, a US premium bourbon brand.

Global Infrastructure Partners, in its US$1.825 billion acquisition of Medallion Gathering & Processing, LLC.

Mr. Leslie Alexander and his affiliated entity in the US$2.2 billion sale of the Houston Rockets NBA team and its interest in the Toyota Center to Houston businessman Tilman J. Fertitta and his affiliated entity, Fertitta Entertainment, Inc. 

Panasonic Corporation in its US$1.545 billion acquisition of Hussman Corporation, a manufacturer of high-tech refrigerated display cases and food distribution systems.

Zimmer Biomet, in its US$1 billion acquisition of LDR Holding Corporation (LDRH).

CVC Capital Partners in the US$1.8 billion acquisition of ConvergeOne Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVON), a leading global IT and managed services provider of collaboration and technology solutions; and its acquisition of PDC Brands, United Lex, and OANDA Global Corporation.

CVC Capital Partners in its acquisition of a majority equity stake in UnitedLex, a leading alternative legal services provider.

Mubadala Investment Company in the sale of XOJET, the leading on-demand private aviation services platform in the US, to Vista Global Holding Limited.

Suzhou Dongshan Precision Manufacturing Co., Ltd. ("DSBJ") in its US$292.5 million acquisition of the printed circuit board business from Flex Ltd.

Roivant Sciences Ltd. in the launch of Genevant Sciences Ltd., a joint venture with Arbutus Biopharma Corporation (Nasdaq: ABUS), focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of a broad range of RNA-based therapeutics enabled by Arbutus' proprietary lipid nanoparticle (LNP) and ligand conjugate delivery technologies.

Macquarie Infrastructure Partners Inc., in the acquisition of membership units in Aligned Energy Holdings, L.P., an infrastructure technology company ; and in its acquisitions of Epic Midstream LLC; Marlin Intermediate HoldCo Inc., the indirect parent company of Waste Industries USA, Inc.; and in its in its sale of Bayonne Energy Center, a power generation facility in New Jersey.

Investcorp, in its majority investment in ICR, LLC, a leading strategic communications and advisory company; and in its acquisition of Multivision, LLC, an IT solutions and training provider.

Summa Equity AB in its acquisition of Olink Proteomics Holding AB, a Swedish life science company.
Dwyer Franchising LLC, one of the world's largest franchisor of home service brands in the acquisition of Mosquito Joe, the leading franchisor in the mosquito control services industry.

NeuroDerm Ltd., a clinical stage pharmaceutical company developing drug-device combinations for central nervous system (CNS) disorders, in its US$1.1 billion sale to Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation.

Partners Group in its US$1 billion acquisition of PCI Pharma Services, a leading global provider of outsourced pharmaceutical services.

FCX Performance, Inc., in its US$768 million sale to Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: AIT).

Harvest Partners in its acquisition of Material Handling Services; TDG Group Holdings Company; EyeCare Services Partners Holdings LLC; VetCor Group Holdings Corp.; DCA Investment Holding LLC, and PRO Unlimited; and sale of Document Technologies Holdings, LLC.

Certares, L.P. in multiple investments, including in: Guardian Alarm, Guardian Medical Monitoring, and AmaWaterways.

Quad-C Management, Inc. and its portfolio companies in a number of deals that include: (i) the acquisitions of AIT Worldwide; (ii) the auction sale of Vaco Investor Holdings LLC; (iii) the investment in Pharm-Olam International, Ltd; and (iv) REE Investment, LLC, in its sale to KinderCare Education LLC.

Triton Partners in the acquisition of WernerCo, a Switzerland-based fully integrated international manufacturer and distributor of ladders, secure storage systems and light duty construction equipment.

Grünenthal Group in connection with a licensing agreement and supply agreement with AstraZeneca for the exclusive rights to Zurampic™ (lesinurad) in Europe and Latin America, a drug approved for the treatment of adjunctive hyperuricemia in adult patients with uncontrolled gout.

GlobalWafers Co., Ltd., a leader in the manufacture and sale of silicon wafers to the semiconductor industry, in its US$683 million acquisition of SunEdison Semiconductor Limited.

Fortis Inc. (TSX: FTS), in (i) its US$11.3 billion acquisition of ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE: ITC); (ii) its US$4.3 billion acquisition of UNS Energy Corporation (NYSE:UNS); and (iii) its US$1.5 billion acquisition of CH Energy Group Inc. (NYSE: CHG), a transaction which was named "Energy Deal of the Year" by The M&A Advisor.

Enzymotec Ltd. (NASDAQ:ENZY), in its acquisition of all rights pertaining to five nutritional products from Union Springs Healthcare, LLC.

Cogentrix Energy Power Management, LLC, in its sale of Red Oak Power, LLC, the New Jersey-based power generation facility, to Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Inc.

Dominus Capital, L.P. in its acquisition of EMPG Holding Company; and in its acquisition of BluSky Restoration Holdings LLC, a provider of commercial, industrial, governmental, residential and multifamily restoration, renovation, environmental and roofing services.

Speaking Engagements

Featured Guest, "The Legal Side of Tech M&A", Bloomberg TV (Live), New York, April 2019

Speaker, "The Value of Nothing – How to Reinforce Due Diligence and Valuation of Intangible Assets," The 20th Annual Canadian Private Equity Summit, Toronto, ON, November 2018

Panelist, "Developing Your Strengths & Most Productive Workstyle," CenterForce USA's The Women in Law & Leadership Summit: NYC, New York, NY, November 2018

Speaker, "Beware the Poison Pills: Preparing for Technology Driven M&A Transactions", Annual Meeting of the Association of Corporate Counsel of Israel, Tel-Aviv, Israel, August 2017

Lecturer, "Intellectual property aspects of commercial transactions", ATLAS Information Group, 2010


Co-contributing editor, "Technology M&A", Getting the Deal Through, 2018

Co-author, "Technology M&A (United States chapter)", Getting the Deal Through, 2018

Author, "Women in M&A: How to Get More Women to Stay in Biglaw M&A", The Deal's Dealmaker Quarterly, 2018.

Awards and Recognition

Recognized for TMT and Technology in the United States, Euromoney's Women in Business Law Expert Guide, 2018

Recognized Individual for Technology Transactions, Legal 500 USA

Recognized Individual, Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000

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

Recognized Individual, Lawyer Monthly Women in Law 2018 Sourcing & Technology Transactions

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