D. Jarrett Arp is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where his practice focuses on antitrust and competition law counseling, investigations, and litigation before U.S. trial and appellate courts. A member of the Virginia, District of Columbia, and Brussels Bars and a solicitor of England and Wales, Mr. Arp regularly represents multinational clients in connection with major international cartel investigations conducted by competition law enforcement authorities around the world.
He is recommended by independent publications that identify the world’s leading antitrust lawyers, including the following:
- Chambers USA's America's Leading Business Lawyers
- Practical Law Company's Competition: The Law and Leading Lawyers World
- Global Competition Review's The International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers
- Euromoney Legal Group’s Guide To The World's Leading Competition & Antitrust Lawyers
Mr. Arp is a member of the ABA’s International Cartel Taskforce and is a Co-Chair of the 2014 ABA/IBA International Cartel Workshop. He served from 2002-2010 as the Editor-in-Chief of Antitrust Report, the quarterly U.S. law periodical published by Mathew Bender and Lexis/Nexis. He has also served as Associate Editor of the ABA’s Antitrustmagazine (1999-2008), an Editor of the ABA’s First Supplement to Competition Laws Outside the United States(2005), and an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Washington & Lee University Law School (teaching antitrust; 2002-2005). He has been quoted in the media, as well as written articles and delivered speeches, in the United States and Europe addressing a variety of antitrust law subjects, including Internet and online competition as well as international cartel enforcement policy and practice.
Mr. Arp previously served as an officer with the United States Army’s 101st Airborne Division and as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee. Mr. Arp received his law degree in 1991 from William and Mary, where he served as an Executive Editor of the William and Mary Law Review
. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Wheaton College in 1988.
Mr. Arp's representative matters include the following:
- The representation of multinational companies as well as individuals in connection with more than twenty international cartel investigations and antitrust-related U.S. grand jury investigations – including plea negotiations and/or leniency applications in the United States, the European Union, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, Brazil and a variety of other jurisdictions.
- The defense of U.S. and international companies, including UBS AG, Akzo Nobel, NV, Flexsys NV, and Martinair Holland NV, in a variety of civil antitrust lawsuits, including class actions involving allegations of price fixing and related claims before state and federal courts throughout the United States.
- The defense of Hudson News against claims of an alleged conspiracy to monopolize magazine wholesale markets inAnderson News, L.L.C. v. American Media, Inc. et al (S.D.N.Y.).
- The representation of American Airlines in United States v. AMR Corp., 140 F. Supp. 2d 1141 (D. Kan. 2001), aff’d, 335 F.3d 1109 (10th Cir. 2003), where American obtained summary judgment in a predatory pricing case brought by the U.S. Department of Justice.
- The representation of Atlantic Coast Airlines in Atlantic Coast Airlines Holdings, Inc. v. Mesa Air Group, Inc., 295 F. Supp. 2d 75 (D.D.C. 2003), its federal lawsuit to block a hostile takeover attempt in 2003, leading to a preliminary injunction that preserved Atlantic Coast's independence.
- The defense of Intel Corporation against Federal Trade Commission charges of monopolization (FTC Docket No. 9288).