Delrahim On Hot Seat Over Antitrust, Merger Views

Law360, Fort Wayne (April 25, 2017, 5:41 PM EDT) -- Lawmakers will soon get their first chance to grill a President Donald Trump appointee on the administration's views on competition, and practitioners will be closely watching for signs of the direction the U.S. Department of Justice would take on antitrust and merger enforcement under nominee Makan Delrahim.

Trump nominated Delrahim to lead the DOJ’s antitrust division in March. If Delrahim is confirmed to the position, as expected, he would have wide latitude to set the administration’s course on antitrust matters, which has been slow to materialize some three months into Trump’s tenure.

In the meantime, reviews of several high-profile transactions —...

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