Juan A. Arteaga is an experienced antitrust and white collar attorney with significant litigation and trial experience. He is a former Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, where he led and oversaw various high- profile civil and criminal investigations and litigation. His practice focuses primarily on advising companies, boards of directors, special committees, and executives on a broad range of civil and criminal antitrust matters, including litigation, merger reviews, and government and internal investigations. Juan also represents clients in a wide range of high-profile and complex regulatory investigations and commercial litigation, including securities litigation, shareholder derivative actions, class actions, and international arbitrations.
Juan has been recognized as a leading lawyer by numerous professional publications and associations. He was named a “Diversity and Inclusion Champion” by the New York City Bar Association (2019), a “Rising Star” by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (2018), a “Distinguished Leader” by the New York Law Journal (2018), a “CUP Catalyst” by the Council of Urban Professionals (2018), selected to the Ethisphere Institute’s “Attorneys Who Matter” list (2017), an “Antitrust Rising Star” by Law360 (2017), a “Rising Star” by the New York Law Journal (2016), and a “Top Lawyer Under 40” by the Hispanic National Bar Association (2012). He has also received numerous awards for his pro bono work and civic involvement from organizations such as the New York Legal Aid Society, Legal Outreach, Her Justice, Puerto Rican Bar Association, and LatinoJustice.
Juan is the co-chair of the firm’s Diversity Council and the hiring partner for the New York office. He also serves on the firm’s Recruiting and Professional Development Committees.
Between 2013 and 2017, Juan was a senior official in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. During this period, Juan served as the Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Enforcement, where he lead and oversaw numerous high-profile and complex investigations and litigation related to various industries, including financial services, aviation, food and beverage, health care, technology, cable, manufactured products, transportation, and telecommunications. Juan also served as Chief of Staff and Senior Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division. In this role, Juan helped oversee all aspects of the Antitrust Division’s operations and enforcement programs, including merger reviews and enforcement actions, non-merger civil investigations and litigation, and criminal cartel investigations and prosecutions. He also helped advise White House officials on competition policy issues and oversee the Antitrust Division’s coordination with various federal regulatory agencies, State Attorneys General, and foreign competition enforcement agencies.
Juan devotes significant time to pro bono and community work. He has represented immigrants in deportation proceedings, battered women and their children in family court and immigration proceedings, and indigent criminal defendants in postconviction habeas proceedings and appeals. Juan serves on the boards of various non-profit organizations, including Legal Outreach, Northern Manhattan Improvement Corp., and Free the Slaves. He also serves on the New York City Bar Association’s Judiciary Committee and the Fourth Circuit’s Criminal Justice Act Panel. He has previously served as a fellow in the White House Presidential Leadership Program, the American Bar Association’s Litigation Section Leadership Program, and the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.
Juan received his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he served as a managing editor of the Law Review and was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Boston College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and received the Archbishop Oscar Romero Scholarship. After law school, Juan served as a judicial law clerk for Judge Roger L. Gregory of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.