Blair Kuykendall


Blair Kuykendall


Washington, D.C. | 1900 K Street, NW, Washington, DC, United States of America 20006-1110
+1 202 261 3423 | +1 202 261 3333


Blair West Kuykendall focuses her practice on antitrust matters, specifically mergers and acquisitions. She guides industry leading corporations through investigations led by the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Senate and House Judiciary Committees, state attorneys general and international competition authorities. Ms. Kuykendall was part of the litigation team that represented PeroxyChem in obtaining approval of its $640 million merger with Evonik following a 2-week trial in D.C. federal court, ending the FTC's 5-trial win streak in D.C. federal court, and allowing the deal to close. 

Ms. Kuykendall draws on her economics background to advocate on behalf of clients in significant transactions, including CVS Health/Aetna, Danone/WhiteWave and Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers/IronPlanet.  Her previous experience includes serving as a legal intern for Commissioner Maureen K. Ohlhausen of the Federal Trade Commission, as well as in the Office of International Affairs of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Ms. Kuykendall is also a 2019 Young Lawyer Representative for the ABA Antitrust Section’s Corporate Counseling Committee. 

  • PeroxyChem in obtaining approval of its $640 million merger with Evonik following a 2-week trial in D.C. federal court. This ended the FTC's 5-trial win streak in D.C. federal court, and the parties closed.
  • DTE Energy in obtaining FTC approval of an acquisition of a competing natural gas pipeline business following a second request investigation. 
  • CVS Health in its $70 billion acquisition of Aetna, the largest healthcare services deal ever and the largest announced deal of 2017.  
  • The WhiteWave Foods Company in the DOJ investigation related to its US$12.5 billion acquisition by Danone SA.
  • Ritchie Bros., the world’s largest industrial auctioneer, in its acquisition of IronPlanet, a leading online marketplace for industrial equipment auctions, following second requests. 
  • The University of Tennessee, B.A., Economics, 2013, summa cum laude, Recipient of the Torchbearer Award, Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Beacon, Student Judiciary Board Member
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2016, cum laude, Executive Senior Editor of the Georgetown Journal of International Law
  • Missouri
  • District of Columbia