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Rene M. Kahn Lead Attorney, Global Sourcing PRINT FRIENDLY

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As Hickey Smith’s Lead Attorney for Global Sourcing, Rene Kahn is responsible for ensuring that best practices are employed in the firm’s Manila offices to ensure timely, accurate and cost effective delivery of work product to clients.

Rene has extensive experience in coordinating dual shore legal teams in the US and Manila and has first chair trial experience in US district court. He has handled matters involving the Investment Company Act of 1933; Arms Export Control Act; International Traffic in Arms Regulation and Americans with Disabilities Act.

Rene has served as a law clerk to several California state and federal judges, as well as a trial deputy for the Federal Public Defender in the Central District of California.

Rene is committed to leveraging his legal expertise and management experience to continuously improve the work product processed in Hickey Smith’s Manila office.


T/F 626-737-6236


Suite 7000, Octagon Center
San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas,
Pasig City 1605, Philippines



JD, Southwestern Law School, 1998, Magna Cum Laude

BA, Political Science, Florida Atlantic University, 1988, Cum Laude

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Court Admissions

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

United States District Court for the Central District of California