Anthony V. Lupo Elected Chair of Arent Fox
Arent Fox LLP is proud to announce that Partner Anthony V. Lupo has been selected as the fourth Chair in the firm’s 79-year history. A go-to business advisor, Anthony advises some of the world’s top companies in the entertainment, retail, and technology industries, including Discovery Inc., Diane Von Furstenberg, and Tesla Inc. and Elon Musk.
He succeeds Mark M. Katz as part of a planned transition and will focus on strategic initiatives involving the development of key client relationships, firmwide growth, and diversity and inclusion.
“Tony is a gifted leader and trusted lawyer who has worked closely with me on the Executive Committee for nearly 20 years,” said Mark. “He will bring his passion for this firm, its people, and our clients to the job every day. Arent Fox has an exceptionally bright future, with talented lawyers and policy experts across our five offices. Tony’s vision and commitment will be a tremendous asset that will serve us well in the years to come.”
A native of Washington, Anthony began his career at Arent Fox in 1995. He earned his JD at Howard University School of Law and his Masters of Law from Georgetown Law.
Since being promoted to Partner in 2000, Anthony has held several leadership positions at the firm, including serving on the Executive Committee since 2002, as co-leader of Arent Fox’s nationally recognized Intellectual Property department, and as leader of the Fashion & Retail and Media & Entertainment industry groups. For more than a decade, Anthony has led the firm’s Marketing & Business Development Committee.
“I have worked with Tony for more than 20 years, and his incredible enthusiasm for the work, the firm, and our clients is second to none,” said Firmwide Managing Partner Cristina A. Carvalho. “As our new Chair, he will bring his excellent business sense to clients in every industry we serve. Critically, he is a visionary in the role that marketing and business development plays within our industry. This includes having launched the top retail legal blog, which features interviews with some of the industry’s top executives. We are delighted to have Tony in this role.”
Anthony advises a diverse roster of blue-chip companies in the entertainment, retail, and technology industries.
- Anthony’s clients include Discovery Channel, Pixar, and Oprah Winfrey Network in the entertainment industry; Diane von Furstenberg, Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino, Fila, Lacoste, Diesel, and Louboutin in the retail space; and Tesla, PlayStation, and LG in the technology sector.
- Anthony is considered a preeminent fashion law attorney and launched the industry’s top legal blog Fashion Counsel in 2013. For fashion and retail industry clients, Anthony often acts as their US general counsel.
- For entertainment and technology industry companies, Anthony’s work focuses on intellectual property and advertising. The Washington Post reported that Anthony is making a “career out of breaking the mold of a typical DC regulatory lawyer,” while maintaining a “bustling entertainment practice that could rival that of a California firm.”
- One of the early pioneers of CourtTV, Anthony offered cutting-edge analysis on legal issues surrounding the burgeoning area of internet law.