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Kevin J. Arquit
Partner
 
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017 
 
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Phone: +1-212-455-7680
Fax: +1-212-455-2502
Kevin Arquit, formerly the General Counsel of the FTC and the Director of its Bureau of Competition, is a leading antitrust lawyer representing clients in high-profile antitrust disputes and transactions, and before the FTC, the Antitrust Division of the DOJ, and numerous state and foreign competition authorities. He is consistently ranked by Chambers USA and Chambers Global as a leader in his field. Kevin is on the Board of the Points of Light Foundation and the Board of the United States Ski and Snowboard Foundation (U.S. Ski Team).

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Accolades
  • Law360, One of the “10 Most Admired Competition Attorneys”
  • National Law Journal, One of the “Decade’s Most Influential Lawyers”
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business
  • The Legal 500 United States
  • Euromoney’s Benchmark Litigation, “Antitrust Litigation Star”
Education
  • Cornell Law School, 1978 J.D.
    cum laude
  • St. Lawrence University, 1975 B.A.
    cum laude
Associations
  • BNA Advisory Board on Trade Regulation, Member
  • International Bar Association, Chairman, Antitrust and Trade Law Committee, 1996–2002
Admissions
  • New York 1980
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit 1982
  • U.S. Supreme Court 1989
  • District of Columbia 1993
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit 2001

Kevin Arquit focuses on antitrust litigation, transactional and counseling issues. Prior to joining private practice, he was General Counsel of the FTC, and then Director of its Bureau of Competition. Kevin represents a wide variety of companies in high-profile antitrust litigation as well as before the FTC, the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, and numerous state and foreign competition authorities. Most recently, he successfully represented Virgin Atlantic Airways in obtaining regulatory clearance for its partial acquisition by Delta Air Lines, CoStar in complex merger clearance proceedings before the FTC relating to CoStar’s acquisition of LoopNet, and Equitas in dismissing a long-running suit relating to the Donnelly Act. He defended Fidelity National Financial and its family of title insurance operating companies in connection with multibillion-dollar antitrust claims. Kevin represented Tops Markets in its bankruptcy acquisition of the Penn Traffic Company’s supermarket assets. He defended MasterCard in two related actions brought by American Express and Discover. He represented Weyerhaeuser in a series of monopolization cases concerning its purchases of logs in the Pacific Northwest. In February 2007, the Supreme Court vacated the original jury verdict in a unanimous decision that established the standard for evaluating the legality of a predatory buying claim. He successfully advised Sirius Satellite Radio in antitrust aspects of its merger with XM Radio, adidas in the acquisition of Reebok, and PanAmSat in the sale of its assets to IntelSat. He has also represented Chevron USA in a number of FTC investigations into gas and oil pricing in various regions of the United States.

Kevin is regularly recognized as one of the world’s top antitrust attorneys. For the past seven years, he has consistently been ranked by Chambers USA and Chambers Global as a leading lawyer in his field and “one of the great antitrust lawyers in the country."  The Legal 500 recently named him a leading practitioner in his field for the seventh consecutive year (20072013). The 2013 and 2014 editions of Euromoney’s Benchmark Litigation identified him as a “Litigation Star” both nationally and locally, in New York, for antitrust litigation. Law360 has named him on its list of the “10 Most Admired Competition Attorneys.” In March 2010, he was named by the National Law Journal as one of the “Decade’s Most Influential Lawyers,” a list of 40 attorneys selected by the editors for legal work considered influential for pushing the profession, industry or practice area substantially forward. In 2012, and previously in 2008, he was named on The BTI “Client Service All-Star Team for Law Firms.” He received the inaugural award for “The Chambers Shield of Excellence for Antitrust” in 2006 and similarly the “Global Competition Lawyer of the Year” by The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers. Kevin has been ranked among the Chambers Global list of “Global 100 Lawyers.” Both PLC Competition Law and Global Counsel 3000 have also rated him as the leading individual competition/antitrust lawyer in New York. 

Kevin is Chairman of the Board of GenerationOn, a nonprofit organization dedicated to service learning among children. He is also on the Board of the Points of Light Foundation and the Board of the United States Ski and Snowboard Foundation (U.S. Ski Team).

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