December 06, 2016
International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP announced today that Kevin Arquit will join the Firm as a partner next month. He will be Co-Head of Weil’s leading global Antitrust/Competition Practice, alongside current practice head Steven Newborn, and will be based in New York.
“Kevin is widely recognized as one of the top antitrust lawyers in the market, and he brings a deep and sophisticated level of experience that will further enhance our already premier position in the antitrust space,” said Weil Executive Partner Barry Wolf. “We are thrilled to welcome him to Weil.”
Head of Weil’s global Antitrust/Competition Practice Steven Newborn commented: “Kevin is one of the best antitrust lawyers in the world and I have long desired that he and I would reunite and practice together once again as we did, along with many of our partners, at both the FTC and in private practice. Weil is already an antitrust destination as well as an M&A powerhouse—the addition of Kevin makes our practice truly unique. We are delighted he has chosen Weil.”
Mr. Arquit joins Weil from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where he heads the Competition Practice. He was formerly both the General Counsel of the Federal Trade Commission and the Director of its Bureau of Competition. In private practice, Mr. Arquit has substantial experience securing approvals for some of the largest and most complex mergers. He also represents clients in high-profile antitrust litigation, as well as before the FTC, the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, and numerous state and international competition authorities. In addition, Mr. Arquit provides a wide variety of companies with ongoing antitrust counseling.
About Weil’s Global Antitrust/Competition Practice
Weil's Antitrust/Competition Practice is one of the largest, most-diversified and well-respected in the world. The nearly 50-lawyer group, which includes several partners who previously held senior positions at the US Federal Trade Commission, has an unparalleled track record in obtaining antitrust clearance in ‘bet the company’ mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. In addition, the practice offers significant experience in class actions and complex commercial litigation, including civil and criminal cases before juries and judges in multiple jurisdictions, avoiding a full trial whenever possible – but successfully trying cases where necessary. The group also has expertise in handling global cartel investigations and follow-on litigation. We represent clients including many of the Fortune 100 before the US Federal Trade Commission, Department of Justice, and state antitrust enforcement agencies on a full spectrum of mergers and acquisitions, investigative and litigation matters. We also regularly appear before the European Commission and other regulatory bodies in the EU and around the world.
Founded in 1931, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has been a preeminent provider of legal services for more than 80 years. With approximately 1,100 lawyers in offices on three continents, Weil has been a pioneer in establishing a geographic footprint that has allowed the Firm to partner with clients wherever they do business. The Firm’s four departments, Corporate, Litigation, Business Finance & Restructuring, and Tax, Executive Compensation & Benefits, and more than two dozen practice groups are consistently recognized as leaders in their respective fields.