The Justice Department’s antitrust division is promoting Manish Kumar, the chief of its San Francisco office, to acting head of criminal enforcement.
Kumar, a 13-year DOJ veteran, who will be based in the DOJ’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., will fill the role vacated by Richard Powers, according to a person familiar with the matter. Powers, a longtime department official, left in September to join Big Law firm Fried Frank.
Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Marvin Price Jr. has been filling in on a temporary basis after Powers’ departure.
Kumar arrives at a time when antitrust regulators are looking to flex ...