Ms. Kahnen is a dynamic corporate & strategic transactional attorney, possessing experience as both in-house and outside counsel. She focuses her practice on providing companies corporate counsel that is not only responsive to legal issues as they arise, but proactive in minimizing the company's risks and maximizing their opportunities. Her ingenuity in creating a legal practice built on the flat fee pricing model has demonstrated her tenacious commitment to building a strong client partnership aligned with her clients' best interest.
Prior to founding Four Corners General Counsel, Ms. Kahnen acted as Associate In-House Counsel for an Advertising Agency, where she focused on digital media, advertising compliance, contractual transactions, co-branding efforts, IP protection, risk management, M&A, corporate governance, HR advisory, contract management & litigation. As In-House Counsel, Ms. Kahnen gained valuable experience in minimizing the risks and adversities faced by the corporation, while maximizing the opportunities & assets upon which a company must capitalize.
Hailing from an entrepreneurial family, Ms. Kahnen understands the importance of efficiently and effectively providing a company the fundamental corners upon which to grow a business and create a legacy. This experience has armed her with a business savvy and an understanding of the dynamic of privately held companies which cannot be taught. This unique foundation enables her to deliver well crafted legal advice backed by an inherent business understanding.
Ms. Kahnen received her Juris Doctorate from Whittier Law School, where she completed a specialized curriculum earning a certificate in Intellectual Property, CALI(AmJur) honors in the study of Internet Law & membership to the Whittier Law Journal, an honors board. Ms. Kahnen completed her undergraduate degree in Broadcast Journalism at USC.
At USC, she was a member of the 2004 NCAA Women’s Waterpolo Division I National Championship team.
Ms. Kahnen is admitted to practice law before all courts in the State of California, as well as in the United States District Court for the Central District of CA. Her experience includes litigating disputes involving commercial practice, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), Lanham Act, The Copyright Act of 1976, infringement of IP w/in the internet medium & misappropriation of trade secrets. She has experience w/ ADR & international process under the Hague Convention.