Anthony Arnold is responsive and practical in his approach to helping clients solve problems and execute complex transactions from start to finish. He provides over a decade of experience advising clients on corporate, finance, strategic and investment matters and a balanced perspective from working as in-house counsel at one of the world’s largest private equity funds.
Anthony advises U.S. and foreign investors and companies across a variety of industries, including software and hardware technology, biotechnology, aerospace and defense, industrials and manufacturing, financial and professional services, real estate, and sports, media and entertainment. Clients value his input, appreciate his strong business sense and innovative thinking and, as a result, view him as a trusted adviser and true partner.
As a leader, Anthony manages and provides guidance to deal teams of legal professionals in the areas of intellectual property, securities, debt finance, tax, employment and executive compensation, and environmental law, as well as for accountants, bankers and other professional service providers in connection with structuring negotiating and closing complex transactions. He also routinely serves as outside general counsel to investment funds and their portfolio companies.
What Anthony enjoys most about his transactional practice is analyzing all sides of the critical legal and business issues his clients encounter and working closely with them to develop creative, efficient and value-generating solutions. He strives to add value by leveraging his network – making introductions between investors and connecting them with opportunities that may be of interest – to create bridges between company owners, investors and other potential partners.
Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, Anthony practiced at top-tier law firms in Southern California. The counsel he has offered clients has earned him significant respect in the areas of private equity, venture capital, M&A, corporate governance and general corporate transactions.
Earlier in his professional life, Anthony served as in-house counsel at Oaktree Capital Management, where he advised fund managers, investment professionals, company executives and boards of directors on numerous corporate, legal, and regulatory issues.
Professional and Community Involvement
Member, Association of Corporate Counsel
Member, Association for Corporate Growth
Member, Turnaround Management Association
Member, American Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division Business Law Committee
Member, Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce
Member, United States Golf Association
Board member, Exit Planning Institute San Diego Chapter
Board member, Associate of Corporate Growth San Diego
Los Angeles Times Legal Visionary, 2021
Southern California Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2018-2019, 2022
San Diego Business Journal Leaders in Law, Finalist, 2019