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Criminal Antitrust Enforcement Has a New Leader
Richard A. Powers recently was named the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division's acting deputy assistant attorney general for criminal enforcement, a role he is expected to take on permanently. Because he is a career attorney and not a political appointee, Powers could stay in the role for an extended period of time — well beyond this administration.
DOJ Antitrust Division Names New Criminal Deputy Assistant Attorney General
Richard A. Powers has been named the acting deputy assistant attorney general for criminal enforcement in the DOJ's Antitrust Division and is expected to take on the role permanently. As a nonpolitical appointee, he could stay in the role for an extended period of time. That said, a significant policy shift is not expected in the Antitrust Division, and the division is not likely to alter its enforcement practices in any meaningful way.
Conflict Minerals Disclosures Due May 31, 2018
As a reminder, conflict minerals disclosures on Forms SD are required to be filed with the SEC no later than May 31, 2018.