Durbin Meets With Biden's Nominee To Lead The Justice Department's Antitrust Division

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today met virtually with Jonathan Kanter, who has been nominated to be the Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division at the Department of Justice (DOJ).  During their meeting, Durbin and Kanter discussed his extensive work advocating for strong and meaningful antitrust enforcement—particularly with respect to applying our antitrust laws to meet the challenges of the digital economy.

“President Biden has nominated one of the country’s foremost experts on antitrust law and competition policy to lead the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division,” said Durbin. “Mr. Kanter is a distinguished and experienced antitrust lawyer with support from across the political spectrum.  He will be ready on day one to help promote competition by vigorously enforcing and providing guidance on antitrust laws.”

Kanter’s nomination has received broad support from across the political spectrum, including nine former heads of DOJ’s Antitrust Division from both Democratic and Republican administrations.

A photo of today’s meeting is available here.