DOJ Puts A-Team On Comcast-TWC Deal, But Baer Bows Out

Law360, New York (March 6, 2014, 7:23 PM EST) -- U.S. Department of Justice antitrust chief Bill Baer has recused himself from reviewing Comcast Corp.'s $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable Inc., but the watchdog signaled Thursday that it still means business by naming Federal Communications Commission veteran Renata Hesse and litigation deputy David Gelfand to lead the probe.

Without specifying the reason, DOJ spokeswoman Gina Talamona confirmed Thursday that Baer, the assistant attorney general in charge of the Antitrust Division, had stepped aside in the review of the proposed tie-up of the country's top...
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