Transportation, Energy, And Agriculture Section

Industries and Commodities

The Transportation, Energy, and Agriculture Section (TEA) is responsible for civil antitrust enforcement, competition advocacy, and competition policy in the areas of:

  • Domestic and international aviation
  • Business and leisure travel
  • Railroads, trucking, and ocean shipping
  • Hotels, restaurants, and travel services
  • Electricity
  • Oil field services
  • Food products, crops, seeds, fish, and livestock
  • Agricultural biotech

Federal and State Contacts

Transportation, energy, and agriculture matters: TEA works closely on investigations and cases with Federal regulatory agencies and state attorneys general.

Competition advocacy: TEA consults on policy issues with, and engages in formal proceedings before, such regulatory agencies as the Department of Transportation, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of State, the Department of Commerce, the Department of Energy, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and the Federal Maritime Commission.

Selected Cases and Investigations

U.S. and Plaintiff States v. US Airways Group, Inc. and AMR Corporation

U.S. and State of New York v. Twin America, LLC, et al.

U.S. v. KeySpan Corporation

U.S. v. Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Premium Standard Farms, LLC

U.S. and Plaintiff States v. JBS S.A. and National Beef Packing Company, LLC

U.S. v. Signature Flight Support and Hawker Beechcraft Services, Inc.

U.S. v. Monsanto Company and Delta and Pine Land Company


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Robert Lepore, Chief

Patricia Corcoran, Assistant Chief
Katherine Speegle, Assistant Chief

Mailing address:
Suite 8000, Liberty Square Building
450 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20530

Phone: 202-307-6349
Fax: 202-616-2441

Related pages:

Sections and Offices

Antitrust Division Leadership, Section, and Office Directory: Contains contact information for each section and office.

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

Updated June 23, 2022

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