Kevin J. Arquit, Co-Head of Weil’s global Antitrust/Competition practice, is described as “one of the great antitrust lawyers in the country” and “a true leader of the Bar” by Chambers. Mr. Arquit 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, the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, as well as numerous state and international competition authorities.
He also provides a wide variety of companies with ongoing antitrust counseling. Previous to private practice Mr. Arquit held prominent roles at the FTC, including General Counsel, followed by Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition.
Mr. Arquit is regularly recognized as one of the world’s top antitrust attorneys. For over the past ten years, he has consistently been ranked by Chambers USA and Chambers Global as a leading lawyer in his field. Chambers notes that “he is one of the leading transaction antitrust attorneys in the country” and a “first-rate antitrust litigator” who is “right at the top of the market.” Clients and peers comment in Chambers that they “really like working with him” and consider him to be an “impressive person” with “a phenomenal reputation” and “good instincts” and note “He’s a great tactician. The agencies like him and the clients love him.” The Legal 500 has named him a leading practitioner in his field for over 10 years.
Mr. Arquit serves on the Board of the United States Ski and Snowboard Foundation (U.S. Ski Team), the Board of USA Nordic (responsible for developing in the U.S., the Nordic disciplines of ski jumping and Nordic Combined) and the Adirondack Land Trust.
- St Lawrence University (B.A., cum laude, 1975)
- Cornell Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1978)
- US Court of Appeals 9th Cir.
- District of Columbia
- DC Court of Appeals
- Eastern District New York
- Northern District California
- New York State
- Southern District New York
- US Supreme Court
- US Court of Appeals 11th Cir.
- US Court of Appeals 2nd Cir.
- US Court of Appeals 3rd Cir.
- US Court of Appeals 5th Cir.
- US Dist Court for DC
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