Judge Kahn is the Chair of the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Judge Education for the Federal Judicial Center, for which he serves as one of the instructors for Phase I and Phase II Orientation for Newly Appointed Bankruptcy Judges. He is a member of the United States Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on the Bankruptcy Rules, and is Chair of the Forms Subcommittee. He is a Conferee of the National Bankruptcy Conference, for which he previously served on the Executive Committee and currently serves as Chair of the Committee on the Court System and Bankruptcy Administration and on the Nominating Committee. He is a contributing author and member of the Board of Editors for Collier on Bankruptcy, the leading treatise on United States bankruptcy law. He serves as the Judicial Chair of the Southeastern Bankruptcy Workshop for the American Bankruptcy Institute. Judge Kahn is certified as a specialist in business and consumer bankruptcy law by the American Board of Certification, for which he served as a member of the Board of Directors until his appointment to the bench. Prior to joining the bench, Judge Kahn was a certified mediator in North Carolina. He was recognized as among the Top 10 North Carolina Super Lawyers across all practice areas for the two years immediately preceding his appointment, elected to the Legal Elite Hall of Fame by Business North Carolina Magazine in 2014 as the category winner in North Carolina for Bankruptcy, and was included among Band 1 bankruptcy practitioners in North Carolina in Chambers and Partners USA. Judge Kahn received his BA in 1990 and his JD with Honors in 1993 from UNC-Chapel Hill.