Aquila is a partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group of Sullivan & Cromwell
LLP. He has received the Burton Award for Legal Achievement twice, first in 2005 and again in 2010. Aquila was named a 2009 "Dealmaker of the Year" by The American Lawyer and was the 2010 recipient of the Atlas Award as the Global M&A Lawyer of the Year. In 2009 Aquila was selected by the American Bar Association as one of its "Legal Rebels"—50 innovators who are remaking the legal profession. Aquila is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.