Varney's Report Card As DOJ Antitrust Chief: Incomplete

Law360, New York (July 7, 2011, 7:31 PM EDT) -- As Christine Varney prepares to leave the top post at the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division for a job at mergers and acquisition heavyweight Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP, antitrust experts say she'll leave behind a complex and controversial legacy.

Varney was appointed by President Barack Obama in early 2009, tasked with giving shape to the president’s tough-minded campaign promises to revitalize U.S. antitrust enforcement and to propel antitrust regulators in a different direction from the previous administration, which Obama criticized for being too lax....
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