Active in structured finance transactions in markets around the globe, John Arnholz represents financial institutions in asset financings, securitizations, and investment fund strategies. He advises clients on the acquisition and divestiture of a broad range of financial assets, including loan portfolios, distressed obligations, credit cards, debt obligations, home equity loans, residential mortgage loans, auto loans, unsecured consumer and commercial loans (including such loans originated on marketplace lending platforms), franchise loans, renewable energy loans, floor plan receivables, servicing rights, esoteric assets, and trade receivables.
Recognized among the world’s leading securitization lawyers by International Financial Law Review, Chambers Global, and Chambers USA, John also co-authored the industry’s primary treatise, Offerings of Asset-Backed Securities, Wolters Kluwer Publishers.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, John was leader of the structured transactions practice at another international law firm.
Bowdoin College, 1981, Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude
Georgetown University Law Center, 1985, Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
District of Columbia
Awards and Affiliations
Ranked, Chambers USA, Capital Markets: Securitization (2002–2017)
Band 1, Capital Markets: Securitization, USA, Chambers Global (2018)
Ranked, Capital Markets: Securitization, USA, Chambers Global (2008–2014, 2016, 2017)
Recommended, Finance – Structured finance, The Legal 500 US (2014, 2017)
Ranked, Best Lawyers (2006–2018)
Leading Lawyer, Capital Markets; Capital Markets: Derivatives; Capital Markets: Equity; Capital Markets: Structured Finance and Securitisation, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate guide (2016–2018)
Recognized in Who’s Who Legal (2016)
Ranked, Washington, DC Super Lawyers (2010–2014)
Ranked, International Financial Law Review (2006–2009, 2011)