Bloomberg Law
Aug. 30, 2021, 8:43 PMUpdated: Aug. 30, 2021, 9:47 PM

Biden Antitrust Nominee Kanter Got $20.3 Million From Firm (1)

Sam Skolnik
Sam Skolnik

Jonathan Kanter, President Biden’s nominee for Justice Department antitrust chief, earned $20.3 million in two years from his former law firm, according to federal financial disclosure forms.

The money earned in 2020 and 2021 was his partnership share at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, “and payments in connection with my departure from the firm,” according to a form Kanter submitted to the Office of Government Ethics.

Biden nominated Kanter, former co-chair of the Paul, Weiss antitrust practice, to be his new assistant attorney general for antitrust, on July 20, touting him as “a distinguished antitrust lawyer with over 20 ...

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