James Arnold Jr.

James Arnold, Jr is currently Global Lead Commercial Counsel for W.L. Gore and Associates, Inc., best known for GORE-TEX. He has almost 20 years of experience contributing to the success of numerous for-profit and non-profit businesses, with particularly impactful experience in intellectual property management, business transactions, strategic advisory/board director roles, and leadership/change management roles. Mr. Arnold earned his B.A. in Chemistry with Honors from Talladega College; Certificates in Business Foundations and Biotechnology Engineering, with Distinction, from UCLA Anderson School of Management and UCLA Extension, respectively; MBA from LSU Shreveport where he graduated first in his class with Beta Gamma Sigma Honors; J.D. from Howard University School of Law where he served as Managing Editor of the Social Justice Law Review and LL.M from the University of Alabama School of Law, a top 25 law school, where he completed his post-doctoral studies in Business Transactions, with Honors.