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July 25, 2019

US Antitrust Enforcement in the Trump Administration


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While the Trump administration officially took office on January 20, 2017, the appointment and confirmation of the officials leading the two antitrust agencies has been gradual and staggered: Assistant Attorney General (AAG) for the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) Makan Delrahim was confirmed in September 2017, while the full slate of new commissioners at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), including Chairman Joseph Simons, was confirmed in April 2018.

Therefore, while the administration is in its third year, articulation and demonstrated enforcement of antitrust policies and priorities are continuing to emerge from the two U.S. antitrust agencies.

Read this chapter in Shearman & Sterling’s 2019 Antitrust Annual Report, “U.S. Antitrust Enforcement in the Trump Administration.”

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David A. Higbee



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