Dorsey & Whitney announced today that Betty Carter Arkell has joined the firm’s emerging companies group in Denver as a partner.
Arkell has more than 40 years of experience representing established and emerging growth
companies as well as venture capital and private equity funds. She has experience counseling entrepreneurs as they start a business, guiding them through rounds of seed,
venture capital and private equity financings, providing general corporate advice and then
leading them through a successful merger and acquisition. She regularly acts as outside
counsel to companies and their boards of directors advising on corporate governance issues, strategic plans, equity and debt financings and planned exits. She also has formed private and public venture capital funds.
“We are very pleased that Betty has joined Dorsey and its nationally recognized corporate
practice in emerging companies,” noted Ken Cutler, managing partner of Dorsey & Whitney. “She is one of the preeminent emerging companies and venture capital practitioners in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region and will complement our existing strengths in Denver and across the Dorsey platform.”
Her prior experience includes being a partner at Holland & Hart and a partner at Kirkland & Ellis.
Arkell is active in many community and industry organizations. She serves on the boards of
directors of Rockies Venture Club and Colorado Technology Association. She is an advisor to Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network, Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of
Colorado Denver and Startup Colorado. She also is on the board of directors for the
Southwestern region of Accion, a nonprofit organization that provides capital to underserved entrepreneurs.
“I am delighted to be joining Dorsey and its great lawyers serving the needs of emerging growth companies and the venture capital sector,” said Arkell. “I look forward to serving Dorsey’s exceptional client base and to introducing my Dorsey colleagues to the clients I have been serving for many years.”