Rick Rule to Moderate Q&A with AAG Jonathan Kanter

November 4, 2022

Rule Garza Howley LLP Washington DC Antitrust Law Firm

On December 8, 2022, Rule Garza Howley LLP Chair Rick Rule will moderate a discussion with Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Kanter.  The luncheon discussion will be hosted by The Federalist Society.

As The Federalist Society notes:

The Biden administration has made aggressive antitrust enforcement a priority, and appointed Jonathan Kanter to be the nation’s chief antitrust law enforcer as the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Though Kanter’s background is in big law, he is a leading advocate of the neo-Brandeisian school of antitrust that seeks to expand the scope and importance of antitrust. His aggressive agenda has yet to be fully revealed; however, the courts do not appear sympathetic and have handed the Division a series of defeats in recently-litigated merger challenges.

At this luncheon event, Rick Rule, the head of the Antitrust Division under President Reagan (and a former partner of Kanter), will probe Kanter on what he is hoping to achieve during his tenure and how he is going to deal with the skepticism of the courts.

Whither “Neo-Brandeisian” Antitrust Enforcement: A Candid Conversation with Jonathan Kanter | The Federalist Society (fedsoc.org)