Biden Taps Google Critic, Ex-Paul Weiss Partner For DOJ

Law360 (July 20, 2021, 2:21 PM EDT) -- President Joe Biden finally tapped his U.S. Department of Justice antitrust chief Tuesday, picking Google critic and self-described advocate for "strong and meaningful antitrust enforcement" Jonathan Kanter, a founding partner at The Kanter Law Group PLLC and former co-chair of Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton and Garrison LLP's antitrust practice.

In a brief statement announcing the nomination, which still requires Senate confirmation, the White House described Kanter, a former Federal Trade Commission attorney as "a distinguished antitrust lawyer" with a years-long track record of advocating for strong antitrust policy. Kanter's résumé also prominently includes years of work representing Google's corporate critics in the U.S. and Europe....

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