Thursday, November 13, 2008

President to Designate Garza Acting Chief of Antitrust Division

This posting was written by John W. Arden.

President George W. Bush announced his intention to designate Deborah A. Garza to serve as Acting Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Department of Justice Antitrust Division. Ms. Garza will replace Thomas O. Barnett, who resigned his Antitrust Division post, effective November 19.

She has held several positions in the Department of Justice Antitrust Division, including Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Regulatory Matters, chief of staff and counselor, and special assistant to the Assistant Attorney General. In addition, she chaired the Antitrust Modernization Commission.

Ms. Garza practiced antitrust law at Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson and Covington & Burling. She is a graduate of Northern Illinois University and the University of Chicago Law School.

The appointment was made public in a November 13 “Personnel Announcement.”

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