New DOJ Antitrust Division Chief to Continue Aggressive Enforcement

In a 62-26 vote that only took a few minutes, the Senate confirmed William Baer of Arnold & Porter as the new chief of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Legal Times reports. Baer is considered likely to continue the recent push on merger challenges and cartel enforcement action. With a wide range of experience in both private practice and government enforcement, many in the antitrust bar have widely lauded his qualifications for the job.