⛰️ The Justice Department’s top antitrust leader is almost ready to begin 

The United States may be reaching a new peak for antitrust thanks to the approval of a new leader for the Justice Department. 

  • Jonathan Kanter is one step away from assuming a top role with the DOJ: The Senate Judiciary Committee approved his nomination as head of the department’s antitrust division last week. Now the Senate can officially vote him in. 

  • Kanter emphasized antitrust measures during the nomination hearing: According to the NYT, he said he wanted “vigorous enforcement in the technology area.” 

The Justice Department is already busy with antitrust cases

In case you’re having trouble keeping track, the DOJ has sued Google and is investigating Apple. Kanter, assuming the Senate votes him in, will join Lina Khan of the FTC as another major supporter of antitrust actions against tech. 

The Verdict 

There’s something that could really show an emphasis on tech antitrust: Bipartisan support for Kanter’s nomination in the Senate.