The President of the United States has appointed attorney Jonathan Kanter as head of the agency’s antitrust department. He has already appointed Lina Khan as president of the FTC.
US President Joe Biden has laid a new pawn in his fight against anti-competitive practices by announcing on Tuesday that he will appoint a lawyer known for his actions against tech giants, Jonathan Kanter, to the Justice Department. If approved by the Senate, this attorney will head the department responsible for antitrust prosecution.
“Throughout his career, Mr. Kanter has been a leading advocate and expert in the effort to promote strong and meaningful anti-monopoly and competitive policies.“- said the White House in a press release.
Currently associated with Kanter Law Group, which markets itself as “small competition law firmHe also worked as a lawyer for the antitrust bureau of the United States Competition Agency (FTC). Jonathan Kanter represented the plaintiffs in cases, accusing Google and Apple, in particular, of actions aimed at suppressing competition.
Lina Khan and Tim Wu in key positions
Monopoly issues have long been on the White House tenant’s agenda. Joe Biden has appointed attorney Lina Khan, the infamous Gough killer (Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon), to head the FTC, and Tim Wu, an advocate of strict antitrust laws, to the prestigious National Economic Council (NEC). ).
Joe Biden also recently unveiled a wide range of measures to tackle anti-competitive practices affecting both consumers and employees, from increased oversight of Silicon Valley giants to the removal of anti-competitive clauses in contracts.
The US authorities are currently raising their voices against Guf. Several lawsuits have been filed for abuse of dominance, while a parliamentary committee in June approved several bills aimed, among other things, to bar tech giants from acquiring competitors in order to maintain their presence in the market.