Kevin J. Arquit

Kevin J. Arquit, Co-Chair of Kasowitz’s Antitrust Group, is regularly recognized as one of the world’s top antitrust attorneys. He is described as “one of the great antitrust lawyers in the country” and “a true leader of the Bar” by Chambers.

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), 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 counseling.

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 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 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 more than 10 years. Benchmark Litigation has consistently recognized him as a “Litigation Star” both nationally and in New York.

Law360 named him on its list of the “10 Most Admired Competition Attorneys” and in 2015, he was one of 50 lawyers named to the “Lawdragon 500: The Legends” list for being recognized on the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America list for 10 consecutive years (2005-2015).  Lawdragon wrote that Kevin is “one of the most accomplished antitrust lawyers ever and a model for public service and professionalism.” In March 2010, National Law Journal selected him as one of the “Decade’s Most Influential Lawyers,” one of only 40 selected. Best Lawyers selected Kevin as the “Lawyer of the Year” in 2019 for New York Litigation - Antitrust and in 2017 for New York Antitrust Law. Global Competition Review’s Who’s Who Legal recognized him as a top-ranked lawyer as well as a “Thought Leader” in the Competition area from 2017-2019. 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 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.