DOJ Faces Mounting Flak Over Plan To Close Antitrust Offices

Law360, New York (February 24, 2012, 8:37 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Justice's plan to shutter four of its seven Antitrust Division field offices in a bid to save money and better handle international cartel cases is facing mounting complaints, with critics warning that the proposal will push out experienced litigators and diminish domestic enforcement.

The agency announced plans to shutter its antitrust operations in Atlanta, Cleveland, Dallas and Philadelphia in October, a major reorganization that would leave the division with only three field offices — New York, Chicago and San Francisco — and...
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