Leading Antitrust Attorney Joins Davis Polk

Davis Polk announced that D. Jarrett Arp, one of the nation’s leading cartel defense practitioners, has joined the firm as a partner in the Antitrust and Competition Group in Washington, DC.

Mr. Arp’s practice focuses on antitrust and competition law counseling, investigations and litigation at the trial and appellate court levels. He has assisted clients in investigations before more than 40 government authorities across 20 jurisdictions around the globe. Mr. Arp joins Davis Polk from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where he was a partner in the Antitrust and Competition Group since 2002.

“Jarrett brings unmatched experience in the cartel defense space and is a key addition to our market-leading antitrust practice,” said Neil Barr, Davis Polk’s Managing Partner. “We are thrilled to welcome him to the firm.”

Practicing for more than 25 years in the antitrust field, Mr. Arp has deep and broad experience that includes the representation of major corporations, financial institutions and individuals in both US and international competition law matters, including more than 30 significant cartel investigations, antitrust-related US grand jury investigations, and numerous civil antitrust lawsuits.

In his cartel defense practice, Mr. Arp has been involved in plea negotiations and/or immunity applications in jurisdictions including the United States, the European Union, China, Canada, Mexico, Hong Kong, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, the Netherlands, Japan, Brazil, India, Turkey, South Africa, Singapore, New Zealand, Austria, and Switzerland. He also has secured numerous significant declinations for his clients.

In his civil litigation practice, Mr. Arp defends US and international corporations and financial institutions in a wide variety of antitrust lawsuits, including cartel investigation follow-on class actions involving allegations of price-fixing and related claims before state and federal courts throughout the United States.

“Jarrett is a highly respected antitrust practitioner. His deep knowledge of and stellar reputation in cartel defense and antitrust more generally will be of great value to our clients,” said Arthur Burke, head of Davis Polk’s Antitrust and Competition Group.

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