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Office Of The Chief Legal Advisor

The Office of the Chief Legal Advisor advises the AAG on the Division’s jurisdiction and authority; provides guidance and tools to staff on broad recurring investigative, litigation, and privilege-related issues; supervises remedy policies, including guidance on drafting remedies and ensuring remedy enforcement; coordinates responses to suits against or subpoenas issued to the Division; and supervises Division responses to GAO, IG, and OPR inquiries.

The Office of the Chief Legal Advisor is supported by two Deputy Chief Legal Advisor, for Civil and Criminal matters.

Additionally, the Office of Chief Legal Advisor supervises the activities of the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act (FOIA/PA) Unit, which receives, evaluates, and processes all Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act requests made to the Division, and the Ethics Office, which is responsible for administering the Division’s ethics program, including providing advice and training to its employees. The Antitrust Documents Group of the FOIA/PA Unit also maintains and indexes pleadings, business review letters, and other frequently used files.

Current leadership:

Dorothy B. Fountain, Chief Legal Advisor

Mark Niefer, Deputy Chief Legal Advisor-Civil

Belinda Barnett, Deputy Chief Legal Advisor-Criminal

Nina B. Hale, Ethics Officer

Evan Perlman, Employment Counsel

Kenneth Hendricks, Chief, FOIA/PA Unit

Related pages:

Sections and Offices: Contains contact information for each section and office.

Division Manual: Chapter 1, Organization and Functions of the Antitrust Division

Request Public Documents

Updated December 23, 2018

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