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Craig W. Conrath

Craig Conrath is an attorney in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. He has served in the Antitrust Division for over 30 years and has worked on a wide variety of criminal, civil, regulatory, and policy matters. He has prosecuted cases ranging from international cartels to street corner drug deals. He has supervised the review of over 5000 mergers and has litigated merger cases. He also has worked on policy matters ranging from transportation deregulation to efficiencies analysis to international trade policy.

In 1991-93 he was the first American legal advisor to serve in a foreign competition authority. He worked in the Antimonopoly Office in Poland, pursuant to an Agency for International Development (USAID) project. He has advised or taught on competition law enforcement in 16 other countries: Belarus, Bulgaria, Brazil, Costa Rica, Czechoslovakia, Egypt, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Peru, Russia, Singapore, Ukraine, and Venezuela.

He received a B.A. from Macalester College, in Saint Paul, Minnesota, in 1972 and a J.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1975, where he served as managing editor of the Minnesota Law Review.

He is author of Practical Handbook of Antimonopoly Law Enforcement for an Economy in Transition (in Spanish and Korean) as well as various articles, papers, and training materials on competition law.