| FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2001
TDD (202) 514-1888
ANTITRUST DIVISION NAMES NEW DEPUTY ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL
WASHINGTON, D.C. Charles A. James, Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust today announced that William J. Kolasky has been appointed to serve as the Deputy Assistant Attorney General in charge of international antitrust and policy enforcement for the Antitrust Division.
"Bill's extensive experience in antitrust law will be a valuable tool to the Antitrust Division's efforts to promote greater cooperation and convergence among competition authorities worldwide. His knowledge of antitrust law is impressive and I look forward to working with him," James said.
Kolasky has been a partner with the law firm, Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, in Washington D.C. for the past 22 years, where he was co-chair of the firm's antitrust and competition practice. His experience spans a variety of areas, including mergers and acquisitions, criminal antitrust investigations and joint ventures. He has represented parties in several major multinational mergers before the United States and European Union competition authorities.
Additionally, Kolasky served as an Assistant to the General Counsel of the Department of the Army for three years. His experience also includes serving as a clerk for Chief Judge Bailey Aldrich of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Kolasky graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1968 and magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1971 where he served as Note Editor on Harvard's Law Review. He has taught antitrust law at American University Washington College of Law and has written and spoken extensively on antitrust topics.