Bloomberg Law
Nov. 16, 2021, 11:14 PM

Senate Confirms Google Foe Kanter as DOJ’s Antitrust Chief

David McLaughlin
David McLaughlin
Bloomberg News

The Senate confirmed Jonathan Kanter to run the Justice Department’s antitrust division, finalizing the Biden administration’s slate of leaders to police competition and combat rising concentration across the economy.

Senators on Tuesday evening approved Kanter, 48, as an assistant attorney general on a 68-29 vote.

Jonathan Kanter
Photographer: Win McNamee/Getty Images

President Joe Biden nominated Kanter in July at the urging of advocates for a more aggressive antitrust agenda, particularly against U.S. technology giants. He will join Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan, whom Biden named to run that agency in June, as the face of competition enforcement in the U.S.

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