GREELEY, COLO. – JBS USA announced April 20 that Kevin Arquit will be joining the company as chief legal officer and part of the executive leadership team. In this newly created role, Arquit will be responsible for leading all legal, ethics and compliance efforts for the company in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Europe and the United Kingdom. He will report to Andre Nogueira, chief executive officer of JBS USA.

“We are pleased that Kevin is joining JBS and bringing his expertise to this important role for our company,” Nogueira said. “During Kevin’s impressive career, he has made a significant impact on numerous high-profile clients and is well respected as one of the premier attorneys in the world. His knowledge and passion are welcome additions to our strong global team as we work to ensure the highest legal, ethics and compliance standards.”

Most recently, Arquit served as a partner at Kasowitz Benson Torres and prior to that, he was a partner and co-head of the global antitrust/competition practice at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, and head of the antitrust practice at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. In addition, he previously served as general counsel at the Federal Trade Commission and director of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition.

“I look forward to joining the JBS team to help build best-in-class legal, ethics and compliance programs,” Arquit said. “Leveraging my varied experience, I am focused on providing the highest-quality counsel and services to the global team.”

Arquit will start the new position on May 3. Kim Pryor remains general counsel for JBS in the United States.