Anthony Guida

Duane Morris LLP.
San Diego, CA

Tony GuidaTony Guida is a Partner with the Education Group of Duane Morris LLP, a 700+ attorney law firm with 27 offices in major markets around the world. He and Duane Morris serve all sectors of postsecondary education and the businesses that support postsecondary education, providing deep experience and guidance in strategy, operations and finance, policy, as well as all legal aspects of this complex industry. Guida's practice focuses on issues relating to higher education mergers, acquisitions and other substantive changes; federal and state regulatory matters; accreditation; government affairs and government response; and crisis management.

Guida has previously served in senior executive positions with two major publicly traded companies that own and operate colleges and universities on multiple platforms. As a member of the senior executive team reporting to the CEO, Tony has led functional areas that included regulatory affairs and compliance, government relations and public affairs, policy, public relations and internal communications, and strategic development (including acquisitions, divestitures, and greenfield campus development). He has also served as CFO and general counsel for a large proprietary culinary school.

Guida began his career as a lawyer. He was a partner at Pittsburgh-based Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney, where he practiced for more than a decade. He is a graduate of the University of Dayton (B.S., Accounting, 1982, magna cum laude) and the University of Cincinnati College of Law (J.D., 1986, Law Review). He is admitted to practice law before the United States Supreme Court and various federal and state courts and has passed the CPA licensure examination in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Guida currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities. He was previously a member of APSCU's Board of Directors from 2005 through 2011. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Oral Roberts University.

Guida speaks frequently at higher education events and conferences on issues concerning higher education policy, regulations and compliance. He is lead author on an article entitled Higher Education's Gainful Employment and 90/10 Rules: Unintended "Scarlet Letters" for Minority, Low-Income, and Other At-Risk Students that was published in the Winter 2012 edition of the University of Chicago Law Review, 79 U. Chi. L. Rev. 131 (2012), a Symposium: Understanding Education in the United States and its Legal and Social Implications.

Tony resides with his wife Carol and their family in San Juan Capistrano, Calif.

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