Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General and former Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust Bill Baer will depart the Justice Department at the conclusion of the Obama Administration on January 20.

“For the last four years, Bill Baer has led the Office of the Associate Attorney General and the Antitrust Division with exceptional talent and energy,” said Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch.  “Under his leadership, the department secured major litigation victories and settlements that have yielded real benefit to American consumers.  Bill deftly executed enforcement actions to address a wide range of misconduct, from fraud in the issuance of residential mortgage-backed securities, to international price-fixing cartels, to anticompetitive merger agreements.  And he has shown a special devotion to our veterans through his many contributions to the department’s efforts to uphold the rights and well-being of servicemembers and their families.  Throughout his tenure at the Justice Department, Bill has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to our mission, and I want to thank him for his extraordinary service, his outstanding leadership, and his friendship.”

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