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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1996 (202) 616-2771
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DOUGLAS MELAMED NAMED ANTITRUST DEPUTY FOR
CIVIL, APPELLATE AND INTERNATIONAL MATTERS
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Department of Justice today named
A. Douglas Melamed, 50, a partner at the Washington, D.C., law
firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, as the Antitrust Division's
Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General.
Melamed succeeds Joel Klein, who will become the Acting
Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division
upon Anne Bingaman's departure on October 18. Bingaman announced
today that she will take a position as a Guest Scholar for
telecommunications and antitrust issues at The Brookings
Institution in Washington, D.C., while she pursues a permanent
position in the private sector.
As the Principal Deputy at the Antitrust Division, Melamed
will oversee the Division's civil enforcement program and its
appellate activities. He will also be responsible for
implementing the Division's international efforts, which include
both cooperation with foreign authorities to ensure effective law
enforcement in a global economy and participation in
international organizations whose mission is to promote world-wide market access and free and fair competition.
Melamed comes to the Antitrust Division after 25 years at
Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, where he has been a partner since
1978 and the Chair of the firm's Antitrust and Consumer
Protection Group since 1995.
Melamed is widely considered to be one of the leaders of the
antitrust bar, and is a member of both the American Bar
Association's Antitrust Section and the American Law Institute's
Consultative Group on Unfair Competition.
At Wilmer, Cutler, Melamed represented a wide variety of
clients on antitrust and economic regulation matters.
Melamed has also written several articles and taught courses
on the subject of antitrust law.
"Doug's wealth of experience in private practice, as well as
his sophisticated understanding of antitrust law, will make him
extremely valuable to the Division. We are truly fortunate to
have him join us," said Klein.
Melamed graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from
Yale College in 1967, majoring in Political Science and
Economics. He received his law degree from Harvard University,
where he graduated cum laude in 1970. After law school, Melamed
clerked for the Honorable Charles M. Merrill on the Ninth Circuit
Court of Appeals.
In addition to his bar activities and scholarly endeavors,
Melamed has also devoted many hours to community service. In the
past, he served on Yale University's Council Committee on the
Social Sciences and serves as the D.C. Area Chair of the Yale
Campaign. He is currently on the Development Council of the
Sidwell Friends School.
Melamed and his wife Carol reside in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
They have two children.