Malika Levarlet is special counsel in the Governmental Practice in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. 

Areas of Practice

Malika advises international and domestic companies in connection with cross-border transactions (with a focus on U.S. and European companies), joint ventures, complex commercial agreements and corporate governance. She represents clients operating in the technology, financial services, telecommunications, aerospace, and automotive industries.

Malika also counsels international and domestic clients regarding compliance with U.S. trade and antitrust laws and regulations, including those pertaining to mergers (e.g., the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act) and consumer protection (e.g., the Federal Trade Commission Act). Malika has extensive experience coordinating the merger-control, foreign direct investment (CFIUS) and regulatory reviews of multi-jurisdictional transactions for U.S. and foreign clients.



Recent Representative HSR Matters:

  • Representing BICS, a global provider of international wholesale connectivity and interoperability services based in Belgium, in connection with its acquisition of TeleSign Corporation, a U.S. provider of  authentication and mobile identity services to internet and digital service providers.
  • Represented Riordan Lewis & Haden (RLH) in connection with the acquisition of an analytics and cybersecurity company serving the intelligence and defense communities.
  • Represented Ardian North America Direct Buyouts in connection with its acquisition of Italy-based Dynamic Technologies S.p.A., a maker of automotive fluid-handling systems and precision aluminum parts.

Other Representative Transactions:

  • Represented Arlington Capital Partners in its acquisition of Molecular Products Groups, Ltd., a leading manufacturer of advanced chemistry-based products serving the healthcare, defense and industrial markets.
  • Represented Iron Data Solutions, LLC (a portfolio company of Arlington Capital Partners) in connection with its acquisition of MicroPact, Inc., a leading enterprise software company providing solutions primarily to federal customers. 
  • Represented Arlington Capital Partners in connection with the cross-border acquisition of the operating subsidiaries of United Flexible Group (a global leader in the design, development, manufacture and support of performance critical flexible engineered solutions for the transfer of fluids and gases in extreme environments) in the U.S., the United Kingdom, The Netherlands and Sweden.   
  • Represented Arlington Capital Partners in connection with its acquisition of Zemax, LLC and its subsidiaries (a provider of optical and illumination design software) from Radiant Zemax, a portfolio company of Evergreen Pacific Partners.
  • Represented Copperweld Bimetallics LLC in its acquisition of the assets of the bimetallics wire business of CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina.
  • Representation of Arcadian Management Services, Inc. in its acquisition by Humana Inc.
  • Representation of BlueWater Communications Group, LLC in its acquisition by Presidio, Inc., an American Securities portfolio company.
  • Representation of Autosplice, Inc. in its acquisition by J.H. Whitney Capital Partners, LLC.
  • Representation of Luitpold Pharmaceuticals in divestiture of abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) and associated assets relating to synthetic chemotherapeutic antibiotic drug.
  • Representation of the trust department of a major U.S. bank in matters relating to fiduciary duties and administration and termination of trusts.
  • Representation of BBG Global in connection with a secured cross-border financing transaction to a French borrower in the telecommunications industry.
  • Representation of De Beers, Inc. in connection with corporate, employment and real estate matters in the U.S.
  • Representation of Brown-United in connection with the structuring of a sporting event in France.
  • Representation of BIT Systems (a provider of signal processing and systems engineering technical assistance (SETA) services to the intelligence community) in its leveraged buyout by GTCR Golder Rauner.
  • Representation of Arlington Capital Partners and its portfolio company, Chandler/May, in connection with add-on acquisition of developer of prototype unmanned aerial vehicles and systems.
  • Representation of Chandler/May in connection with leveraged dividend recapitalization.
  • Representation of L-1 Identity Solutions in acquisition of McClendon for cash and stock.
  • Representation of Luitpold Pharmaceuticals in acquisition of Roxro Pharma, a late-stage specialty pharmaceutical company that developed Rx nasal spray for treatment of acute pain.
  • Representation of C.B. Fleet in connection with the acquisition of all intellectual property, government permits and all other assets related to a development-stage product.
  • Representation of C.B. Fleet in connection with sale of certain assets to Axcon Pharma.
  • Representation of private equity fund in its controlling investment in retail shopping center development.
  • Representation of FirmGreen, Inc. in its development equity/debt financing and related licensing matters for landfill gas extraction projects.



Recommended Lawyer: Antitrust - Merger Control, Legal 500, 2023

Washington, D.C. Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2013-2017

Characters Unite Award, Honorable Mention, NBCUniversal/USA Network, 2012

Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, 2011

  • Legal500 US Recommended Attorney



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Media Mentions

Speaking Engagements

  • "Executive Briefing on Mergers and Acquisitions: Lessons Learned, Public Contracting Institute," May 25 and September 7, 2011



Member, International Law Section, American Bar Association

Former Co-Chair, Europe Committee, and Former Editor of the Committee's Weekly News Bulletin

Member, New York State Bar Association

Member, Bar of the District of Columbia


J.D., American University, Washington College of Law, 2006, cum laude

Maitrise en Droit (J.D. equivalent), University of Paris X-Nanterre, 2004, magna cum laude


  • Intern, Trade Section, Delegation of the European Commission in the U.S.
  • Intern, Legal Advisor, Organization of American States


  • New York
  • District of Columbia


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