Photograph of Juan A. Arteaga

Government Experience

  • Department of Justice: Antitrust Division—Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Enforcement (2016-2017), Chief of Staff and Senior Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General (2015), Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General (2013-2015)


  • Boston College, B.A. (1999) magna cum laude
  • Columbia Law School, J.D. (2002)


  • New York
  • Connecticut
Juan A. Arteaga, Partner New York
Phone: +1 212.803.4053
590 Madison Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10022-2544

Juan A. Arteaga is a partner in the Antitrust Group in Crowell & Moring’s New York office. His practice focuses primarily on advising companies, boards of directors, and executives on a broad range of civil and criminal antitrust matters, including litigation, merger reviews, government investigations, and counseling regarding various business practices. Juan also represents clients in a wide range of high-stakes, complex commercial litigation matters, including securities litigation, shareholder derivative actions, class actions, and international arbitrations.

From 2013 until 2017, Juan was a senior official in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. During this period, he served as the Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Enforcement, where he worked on and oversaw investigations and litigations in 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, including merger reviews, civil and criminal investigations and litigation, and coordination with U.S. and foreign competition enforcement agencies. While at the Division, he worked on various high-profile merger and non-merger litigations, including US Airways/American Airlines, Halliburton/Baker Hughes, Electrolux/General Electric, Energy Solutions/Waste Control Specialists, National CineMedia/Screenvision, ValueAct and Carolinas Healthcare System.

Prior to joining the DOJ, Juan was counsel in the litigation department of a large U.S. based law firm, where he regularly represented Fortune 500 companies and financial institutions in high-stakes litigation, international arbitrations, and internal and government investigations.

Juan has been recognized as a leading lawyer by numerous professional publications and associations. Juan was named a “Rising Star in Competition” by Law360, a “New York Rising Star” by the New York Law Journal, and a “Top Lawyer Under 40” by the Hispanic National Bar Association. At the Antitrust Division, Juan received the Award of Distinction on multiple occasions for his significant contributions to various litigations. He has received the New York Legal Aid Society’s Outstanding Pro Publico Award on multiple occasions in recognition of his pro bono representation of lawful immigrants in removal proceedings. Her Justice presented him with its Commitment to Justice Award in recognition of his pro bono representation of indigent women in family court proceedings. Juan has previously served as a fellow in the White House Presidential Leadership Workshop, the American Bar Association’s Litigation Section Leadership Program, and the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.

Juan serves on the Advisory Board of Legal Outreach, a nonprofit organization that provides educational resources to youth growing up in underserved communities in New York City. He previously served on the Junior Advisory Board of Her Justice, a nonprofit organization that helps indigent women receive pro bono representation in family court proceedings. Juan is a past Chair of the New York City Bar Association’s (NYCBA) Minorities in the Courts Committee and served as a member the NYCBA’s Judiciary Committee.

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.


Admitted to practice: New York, Connecticut

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Member, New York City Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Member, Puerto Rican Bar Association