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WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader
WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

Competition 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Kevin Arquit is singled out as an esteemed competition specialist with expertise in merger clearance and antitrust litigation. 


Kevin J Arquit,co-chair of Kasowitz’s antitrust group, is regularly recognised as one of the world’s top antitrust attorneys.

Kevin has secured approvals for some of the largest and most complex mergers over the past 25 years, and represented clients in high-profile antitrust litigation before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the antitrust division of the Department of Justice (DOJ), as well as numerous state and international competition authorities. He also provides a wide variety of companies with ongoing antitrust counselling.

Prior to joining private practice, Kevin held prominent roles at the FTC, including general counsel, followed by director of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition.

Kevin has been consistently ranked by Chambers USA, Chambers Global, The Legal 500, Benchmark Litigation and Who’s Who Legal as a leading lawyer in his field.

Law360 named him on its list of the “10 most admired competition attorneys” and he was one of 50 lawyers named to Lawdragon 500’s “legends” list in recognition of his inclusion in Lawdragon 500’s “leading lawyers in America” list for 10 consecutive years. The National Law Journal selected him as one of the “decade’s most influential lawyers”, one of only 40 selected. Best Lawyers selected Kevin as Lawyer of the Year in 2019 for New York Litigation-Antitrust and for New York Antitrust Law in 2017. He was also named 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 was named Global Competition Lawyer of the Year by Who’s Who Legal.

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