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John Arnholz


As of November 24, 2014 practicing with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.

John Arnholz is the leader of Bingham’s Structured Transactions Group. He represents financial institutions in asset financings, securitizations and investment fund strategies.

John is recognized among the world’s leading securitization lawyers by International Financial Law Review, Chambers Global and Chambers USA, which notes that he is “regarded as a luminary of the profession” and “receives accolades for the incredible breadth of his expertise.” He is co-author of the industry’s primary treatise, Offerings of Asset-Backed Securities, Aspen Publishers.

Over the years, John has worked with a broad range of financial assets, including loan portfolios, distressed obligations, credit cards, debt obligations, home equity loans, residential mortgage loans, auto loans, franchise loans and trade receivables. He has been active in structured finance transactions in England, Eastern Europe and Australia, among other markets.


  • General Session: Outlook for Liquidity in the ABS Markets: Is the Pool Deep or Merely a Mirage?, ABS East 2014 Conference, Miami, Fla. (Sept. 22, 2014)
  • The Impact and Implications of Regulation AB II, Asset Securitization Report Webinar (Sept. 16, 2014)
  • Mortgage Bonds, Their Demise and Rebirth... Are We Ready for This? Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law, Washington, D.C. (October 2013) 
  • Overview of the State of US Housing, ABS East Conference 2013, Miami, Fla. (October 2013)
  • REITs — Past, Present, & Future, ASF 2013 Conference, Las Vegas, NV (January 2013)
  • RMBS Restart, ASF 2012 Conference, Las Vegas, NV (January 2012)
  • Global Regulatory Initiatives and the Broader Impact on U.S. Securitization Practices, ABS East Conference 2011, Miami, Fla. (October 2011)
  • Global Covered Bonds Market Update and Potential for a U.S. Market, ABS East Conference, Miami, Fla. (October 2010)
  • Global Regulatory Initiatives and the Broader Impact on U.S. Securitization Practices, ABS East Conference, Miami, Fla. (October 2010)
  • Distressed Debt Investment Strategies, ASF 2010 Conference, Washington, D.C. (Jan. 31–Feb. 3, 2010)
  • Lessons From the Financial Crisis: Required Steps for Recovery, ABS East Conference, Miami, Fla. (Oct. 25–27, 2009)
  • Covered Bonds — The Americas: Exploring the Growth Potential of the New World for Covered Bonds, ABS East Conference, Miami, Fla. (Oct. 25–27, 2009)
  • Distressed Debt Investment Strategies, American Securitization Forum Conference, Las Vegas, Nev. (Feb. 10, 2009)
  • Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), Asset Securitization Report Webinar (Oct. 10, 2008)
  • Economic Overview: Opportunities for Distressed Debt Investors as the U.S. Economy Moves Through Challenging Times, IMN’s Distressed Debt Investing & Risk Management: Navigating the Post-Subprime World, Las Vegas, Nev. (Sept. 17, 2008)
  • U.S. Covered Bonds: An Emerging Market, Asset Securitization Report Webinar (Sept. 9, 2008)
  • Industry Leaders Speak Out: AB 2009 and Beyond: Will the Market Adapt, Evolve and Survive? And How?, ABS East Conference, Hollywood, Fla. (October 2008)
  • Industry Leaders Speak Out: Predictions for the Short- and Medium-Term for the ABS Market, ABS East Conference, Miami, Fla. (October 2007)


Awards & Honors

  • Best Lawyers (2006–2015)
  • Chambers USA, Capital Markets: Securitization (2002–2014)
  • Chambers Global, Capital Markets: Securitization (2008–2014)
  • Legal 500, Structured Transactions (2014)
  • Super Lawyers, Washington, D.C. (2010–2014)
  • International Financial Law Review (2006–2009, 2011)

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