Office Of The General Counsel

The Office of the General Counsel advises the AAG on the Division’s jurisdiction and authority; provides guidance and tools to staff on broad recurring investigative, litigation, and privilege-related issues; supervises remedy policies, including guidance on drafting remedies and ensuring remedy enforcement; coordinates responses to suits against or subpoenas issued to the Division; and supervises Division responses to GAO, IG, and OPR inquiries.

The Office of the General Counsel is supported by two Deputy General Counsels, for Civil and Criminal matters.

Additionally, the Office of General Counsel supervises the activities of the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act (FOIA/PA) Unit, which receives, evaluates, and processes all Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act requests made to the Division, and the Ethics Office, which is responsible for administering the Division’s ethics program, including providing advice and training to its employees. The Antitrust Documents Group of the FOIA/PA Unit also maintains and indexes pleadings, business review letters, and other frequently used files.

Current leadership:

J. Robert Kramer II, General Counsel

Vacant, Deputy General Counsel-Civil

Belinda Barnett, Deputy General Counsel-Criminal

Anne Purcell White, Ethics Officer

Sue Ann Slates, Chief, FOIA/PA Unit

Related pages:

Sections and Offices: Contains contact information for each section and field office.

Division Manual: Chapter 1, Organization and Functions of the Antitrust Division

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Updated July 20, 2015