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Richard M. Kohn


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  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1969

    cum laude

  • University of Michigan, B.A., 1966

    – with distinction


  • Illinois
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Professional Activities

  • Fellow of American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers
  • Secured Finance Network, Vice Chair, International Finance & Development Committee
  • International Bar Association, Member
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member


  • “The Role of Innovation in Cross-Border Lending,” Chapter 13 of The Future of Commercial Law: Ways Forward for Change and Reform, Ed. O. Akseli and J. Linarelli (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2020)
  • “Current Issues in Cross-Border Asset-Based Lending: Lessons From the Field on the Need for Secured Transactions Reform,” Chapter 7 of International and Comparative Secured Transactions Law: Essays in Honour of Roderick A. Macdonald, Esq., Ed. S. V. Bazinas and O. Akseli (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2017)
  • “Facilitating a Cost-Free Path to Economic Recovery: Implementing a Global Uniform International Receivables Financing Law,” Uniform Commercial Code Law Journal, 44 UCC L. J. 277 (2012) (with S.V. Bazinas and Louis F. Del Duca)
  • “The Case for Including Directly Held Securities Within the Scope of the UNCITRAL Legislative Guide on Secured Transactions,” 15 Uniform L. Rev. 413 (2010)
  • “Convention to Bolster Exports and Jobs,” Wash. Times, March 6, 2012