Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Antitrust Division FOIA/PA Unit has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission as effectively and efficiently as possible while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of our staff. As a result, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgment as well as a substantive response to your FOIA request or appeal. We will be able to acknowledge requests made electronically more quickly than by mail. If you have any questions about your request, you may contact our FOIA Public Liaison by telephone at (202) 307-3574, or by email at Wayne.Foster@USDOJ.gov. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.
Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act (FOIA/PA) Unit
U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division
Liberty Square Building, Suite 1000
450 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20530-0001
Conventional Reading Room
For access instructions, please phone: 202-514-2481, fax: 202-514-3763, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This includes opinions, statements of policy and interpretations, staff manuals, instructions to staff, and frequently requested records created by the Antitrust Division on or after November 1, 1996.
The Antitrust Division is charged with the general enforcement, by criminal and civil proceedings, of Federal antitrust and other laws relating to the protection of competition and the prohibition of monopolization and restraints of trade. This Division maintains files of its investigations and legal cases, stores documents utilized during such investigations and litigation, and keeps records pertaining to the administration of the Division. If you are interested in such information, please write to the office listed above. No special information is required for your request, but please be as specific as possible.
DOJ Reference Guide to the FOIA
DOJ FOIA Reference Guide: A comprehensive guide to the FOIA that serves as a handbook for obtaining information from the Department of Justice, including the Antitrust Division.
Other reference materials:
Major Information Systems
Public Antitrust Information That Does Not Require a FOIA Request
Public documents, including public court and administrative filings such as complaints, indictments, and final judgments, as well as statements of policy and interpretations, staff manuals, guidelines, press releases, speeches, Congressional testimony, business review letters, and the Division telephone directory are available on this web site.
FOIA requests are placed in one of three tracks. Track one is for those requests which seek and receive expedited processing pursuant to subsection (a)(6)(E) of the FOIA. The second track is for those requests which do not involve voluminous records or lengthy consultations with other entities. Track three is for those requests which involve voluminous records and for which lengthy or numerous consultations are required, or those requests which may involve sensitive records.
Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs)
Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs) provide analyses of privacy-related issues for the Antitrust Division's electronic systems that contain personal information on members of the public.