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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1997
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ANTITRUST DIVISION NAMES TWO ADDITIONS TO LEADERSHIP TEAM
WASHINGTON, D.C. The Department of Justice announced today two senior appointments in the Antitrust Division--Daniel L. Rubinfeld as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economic Analysis and Thomas G. Krattenmaker as Special Counsel for Policy and Regulatory Affairs.
Rubinfeld replaces Andrew S. Joskow who will be joining the National Economic Research Associates (NERA) as Vice President and Associate Director of the Washington, D.C. office.
Joel I. Klein, Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Department's Antitrust Division, said that Rubinfeld will be responsible for supervising all economic analysis within the Division and directing its Economic Analysis Group.
"Professor Rubinfeld is a leading scholar in economics who has extensive experience on issues of central importance to the Division. He also brings valuable perspective to the Division as a key economic expert working in the legal environment. His talents and expertise will assist substantially in ensuring that American markets remain free and open and that American consumers are protected from anticompetitive actions," said Klein.
Rubinfeld comes to the Division from the University of California at Berkeley, where he was a Professor of Economics and Law. He also has taught at Wellesley College and the University of Michigan.
Rubinfeld received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in 1972 and 1968, respectively. He received his B.A. degree in Mathematics from Princeton University in 1967. Thomas Krattenmaker comes to the Division from the College of William and Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law, where he was Dean and Professor of Law. Previously, he taught at the Georgetown University Law Center and served as the Law Center's Associate Dean for Graduate Studies. He has published numerous books and articles on antitrust law, telecommunications law, and deregulation that are highly regarded and widely cited.
Krattenmaker will provide advice to Klein on both merger and civil non-merger investigations and serve as Special Counsel for Policy and Regulatory Affairs with a concentration on telecommunications policy.
"Professor Krattenmaker is a widely-known antitrust scholar and has more than 20 years of experience in dealing with competition in telecommunications markets and regulation," said Klein. "He will be an extremely valuable asset as the Division examines these issues in a rapidly changing environment. We are delighted and extremely fortunate to have him join the Division."
Krattenmaker received his J.D. degree from Columbia University in 1968 and his B.A. degree in Economics from Swarthmore College in 1965. He began his legal career as a law clerk to Justice John M. Harlan of the United States Supreme Court. Joskow, a long-term and highly valued Antitrust Division employee, became Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economic Analysis in October 1996. He has served in the Division since 1984.
"Andy's contributions to the Antitrust Division during his 13 years of service have been extremely valuable and assisted immeasurably in the advancement of essential economic theory and antitrust analysis," said Klein. "His contributions will be sincerely missed."