The Antitrust Division has several components that perform specialized roles, including the Appellate Section, the Executive Office, the Foreign Commerce Section, and the Legal Policy Section.
This section represents the Division in all appeals, both civil and criminal, to the United States Courts of Appeals. In conjunction with the Solicitor General’s Office, it also prepares all Division appeals before the United States Supreme Court. Its responsibilities include filing amicus briefs in selected private antitrust cases.
This office provides administrative and management support to the Division and includes:
- Personnel Staff: Manages all personnel services, including hiring, promotions, disciplinary actions, training, benefits, and payroll.
- Budget and Fiscal Staff: Handles budget formulation and administration, funding authorization, and travel administration.
- Support Services Staff: Handles procurement of supplies, furniture, and equipment; contracting for expert witnesses and consultants; space and facilities services; and safety and security programs.
- Information Systems Support Group: Provides automated litigation support and economic analysis, management information systems, and office automation systems to support the Division's attorneys, economists, and staff.
Foreign Commerce Section
This section is responsible for the development and implementation of Division policy on issues of international antitrust enforcement. The section is the Division’s liaison with international competition organizations, including antitrust enforcement agencies of the European communities, Canada, and emerging economies such as China and India, among others.
Legal Policy Section
This section is responsible for providing analyses of complex antitrust matters, supporting the Division’s competition advocacy efforts, legislative program and comments on rulemakings, serving as liaison with other governmental agencies on competition issues, and coordinating long-range planning projects and programs of special interest to the Assistant Attorney General.
Sections and Offices: Contains contact information for each section and field office.
Division Manual: Chapter 1, Organization and Functions of the Antitrust Division