DOJ's Acting Antitrust Chief Says No Transition Slowdown

Law360 (March 24, 2021, 8:04 PM EDT) -- The acting head of the U.S. Department of Justice's antitrust unit said Wednesday the transition to a new presidential administration will not slow the division's enforcement efforts, despite a heavy workload and diminished staff levels.

The Biden administration has yet to name a permanent pick to lead the DOJ's Antitrust Division and the unit's deputy ranks have dwindled, as is common during a presidential transition. Acting Assistant Attorney General Richard A. Powers, who's heading the division and also serves as the deputy for criminal enforcement, said that moments like these can sometimes lead to questions about how a transition impacts agency...

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