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

Arlene Hahn

Partner, New York

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“Arlene Hahn ‘performs flawlessly for clients’”.

Legal 500, Technology: Transactions, 2017


Arlene is a partner in the Technology Transactions Practice, within the Firm's M&A Regional Section 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 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, 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 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 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. She has lectured on the intellectual property aspects of commercial transactions at the ATLAS Information Group seminar for corporate counsel and at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Association of Corporate Counsel of Israel. Arlene joined White & Case in 2015 from the New York office of another international law firm.

Arlene has been recognized by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000 2017 and as a recommended practitioner by Legal 500 (Technology: Transactions, 2017).

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


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).

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

Zimmer Biomet, a global leader in musculoskeletal healthcare and medical devices, in its US$1 billion acquisition of LDR Holding Corporation (LDR), including LDR's proprietary patented technology for treatment of spine disorders like MOBI-C, the only FDA-approved artificial cervical disc for two-level cervical disc replacement.

CVC Capital Partners in its US$1.425 billion acquisition of beauty and personal care products company PDC Brands from Yellow Wood Partners.

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.

Harvest Partners in multiple acquisitions, including: PRO Unlimited, EyeCare Services Partners Holdings LLC and Material Handling Services.

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

Quad-C Management, Inc. in its investment in Pharm-Olam International, Ltd., a multinational, full-service clinical research organization serving the biopharmaceutical and medical device industries.

Awards & Recognition

Recognized Individual for Technology Transactions, Legal 500 USA 2017

Recognized Individual, Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000 2017

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

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