Arshad Ahmed is Counsel in the firm’s Corporate Group. He has substantial experience globally in venture capital and private equity activities, mergers, acquisitions, buyouts, divestitures, corporate governance and banking. Arshad has long been a proponent of financing strategies based on equitable profit-and-risk sharing. He successfully launched and managed a Silicon Valley based Venture Capital fund that went on to invest in startups globally.

Arshad’s experience has given him unique insights into advocacy on behalf of founders, investors, shareholders and boards. He currently serves as adjunct faculty at Vanderbilt Law School, Wake Forest Law School and UC Berkeley Law School, where he teaches business and finance courses such as Introduction to Private Equity and Venture Capital.  


  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1999
  • B.S., Cornell University, 1996, cum laude