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THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2001  
(202) 514-2007
TDD: (202) 514-1888


Deborah Platt Herman to Serve as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Enforcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Charles A. James, Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, today announced that Deborah Platt Herman has been appointed to serve as the Deputy Assistant Attorney General in charge of civil enforcement for the Antitrust Division.

"Debbie's substantial knowledge in antitrust matters, coupled with her international experience and significant background in emerging markets and technology, make her a strong addition to the Antitrust Division's enforcement team," James said. "The Department is extremely fortunate to have someone with her talents on board, and I look forward to the opportunity to work with her."

Since 1991, Herman has practiced at the international law firm of Jones, Day, Reavis and Pogue, where she became a partner in 1999 and recently served as co-chair of the firm's Antitrust Litigation Team. Her antitrust experience spans a variety of areas, including international enforcement, energy issues, medical equipment, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications and high technology issues. She has also worked extensively in both civil and criminal litigation, including mergers and acquisitions, monopolization, and price-fixing issues.

Additionally, Herman is experienced in technology issues and general business litigation, having provided both general counseling and extensive audits to help clients prepare for potential Year 2000-related legal problems.

Herman graduated summa cum laude and first in her class from Westminster College in 1985 and received her law degree in 1989 from the University of Virginia, where she was Articles Editor for the Law Review and a member of Order of the Coif. Following her graduation from law school she clerked for Judge Stanley S. Harris, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (1989-1991). She is a member of the Illinois, Ohio and Washington, D.C. Bars.

She is also a member of the American Bar Association's Antitrust Section, where she previously served as associate editor of Antitrust magazine and currently serves as co-chair of the Section 2 Committee.