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Davis Polk Hires Gibson Dunn Partner as Its First 2020 Lateral

Aug. 5, 2020, 12:31 PM

Longtime Gibson Dunn & Crutcher antitrust lawyer D. Jarret Arp is joining Davis Polk & Wardwell in Washington in the firm’s first lateral hire of the year. The Wall Street firm rarely dips into the lateral market.

Competitive Edge: Arp specializes in antitrust and competition law counseling, investigations and litigation, focusing primarily on the cartel work within the antitrust space, an area where Davis Polk is looking to expand. He has led the defense of U.S. and international companies, including UBS AG, and other clients have included McDonald’s, Hudson News, and American Airlines.

Rare Opportunity: Arp said in nearly 20 years as a Gibson Dunn partner, he had never entertained the idea of leaving. “But, the chance to join such an esteemed and storied firm with so much obvious momentum was the opportunity of a career I couldn’t pass up,” he said of Davis Polk. Meghan Tribe has the story.

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