Justice Dept. Antitrust Division Rounds Out Top Tier

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By Shira Stein

The antitrust division of the Justice Department has filled out its top tier of deputy attorneys general by naming of Roger Alford as deputy assistant attorney general for international affairs.

Alford began serving in the role on Aug. 1, a DOJ aide confirmed.

The appointment rounds out all of the four top deputies in the antitrust division while staff waits for the Senate to confirm Makan Delrahim as its assistant attorney general. The Senate is expected to vote on a package of President Donald Trump’s nominees for confirmation before they leave for August recess, likely the week of Aug. 7. It’s unclear whether Delrahim will be on that list of nominees. If he isn’t included, he will have to wait until the Senate returns in September to be confirmed.

The current acting assistant attorney general is Andrew Finch, who will become the lead deputy assistant attorney general when Delrahim is sworn in. The other deputy assistant attorney generals are Bryson Bachman, Luke Froeb, and Donald Kempf. Marvin Price is also an acting deputy assistant attorney general.

Before joining the Justice Department, Alford was a law professor at the University of Notre Dame who primarily taught classes in international trade, international arbitration, international antitrust, and comparative law.

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