Sherman W. Kahn

Sherman W. Kahn

Attorney at Law • Partner

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D 212.524.9309 O 212.529.5131
New York


  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley

  • J.D., University of California, Berkeley, School of Law


Technology Litigation • International Arbitration • Commercial Arbitration • Patent Litigation • Commercial Litigation • Copyright & Trademark Litigation • Date Security & Privacy • International Practice

Sherman has more than twenty years of experience with litigation and counseling in matters raising complex technological issues. He has litigated dozens of patent cases as well as handled other litigation involving technological issues such as computer copyright, trade secrets, and IT outsourcing disputes. He also has experience litigating “soft-IP” issues such as trademark and copyright.

Sherman’s practice is international. He practiced in Tokyo for five years. During that time, he was licensed as a gaikokuho jimu bengoshi and a member of the Dai-Ni Tokyo Bar Association.

Sherman has litigated patent matters involving technologies such as programmable logic devices, microprocessors and controllers, memory devices, construction equipment, medical devices, biotechnology, supercomputers, LCD & PDP display devices, LED Lighting, various computer software products, and networking technologies.

Sherman advises clients regarding information security and privacy issues for compliance and in privacy-related regulatory proceedings and litigation. He has represented clients in numerous FTC and state attorney general investigations of privacy and information security practices.

Sherman acts as an arbitrator and represents clients in international arbitration proceedings presenting complex technical and commercial issues and has arbitrated under the AAA, JCAA, ICC, and other arbitration and dispute resolution rules. The subject matter of these arbitrations has ranged from patent and trademark issues to IT outsourcing, construction, mining, and commercial issues. He provides advice regarding clause drafting and pre-dispute issues in connection with major construction and infrastructure projects. He also provides advice to clients regarding the structure of investments with respect to arbitration pursuant to bilateral investment treaties.

Sherman also acts as a mediator and assists counsel and parties with resolving complex technology disputes and other commercial issues.