Bloomberg Law
Jan. 13, 2023, 8:19 PM

DOJ’s Kanter Cleared to Work on Google Cases Despite Objections

Leah Nylen
Leah Nylen
Bloomberg News

Jonathan Kanter, a Google critic appointed by President Joe Biden to head the Justice Department’s antitrust division, has been cleared by the agency to work on cases related to the search giant, according to people familiar with the matter.

Alphabet Inc.’s Google had asked the Justice Department to ban Kanter from participating in antitrust cases against it, citing his previous work for prominent critics such as Yelp Inc. and News Corp. The company sought Kanter’s recusal soon after he joined the Justice Department in November 2021, and the agency had temporarily barred him from working on the cases ...