Kohl Urges DOJ To Reconsider Antitrust Office Closings

Law360, New York (May 2, 2012, 5:01 PM EDT) -- Sen. Herb Kohl, D-Wis., on Thursday urged the U.S. Department of Justice to re-examine its plan to close four of its seven Antitrust Division field offices, citing concerns that the move might do serious damage to the agency's enforcement abilities while offering little real savings.

The senator, who chairs the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Consumer Rights and Competition Policy, questioned the DOJ's claims that shuttering the Atlanta, Cleveland, Dallas and Philadelphia field offices would yield significant savings while warning that the move "may very well have a...
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