Inaugural James F. Rill Fellowship Award

Antitrust Division Spring Update 2019

The Division is proud to announce that it has selected Cecilia Cheng to be the inaugural James F. Rill fellow.

The Rill Fellowship was established in honor of James F. Rill, who served as Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division from 1989–1992, and who is credited with a lasting legacy of leadership in the field of antitrust. Among his many accomplishments during his tenure as AAG, he issued the 1992 Horizontal Merger Guidelines, negotiated the United States/European Union Positive Comity agreement, and significantly raised corporate fines for violations of the Sherman Act.

Candidacy for the Rill Fellowship is open to all eligible Attorney General’s Honors Program applicants. The Fellowship is designed to provide elite Honors Program candidates with a special opportunity to participate in antitrust enforcement actions and in the development and implementation of antitrust policy. It begins with a one-year assignment in the Office of the Assistant Attorney General, after which the Fellow may choose two additional six-month assignments in one of the Antitrust Division’s sections.

The Division’s inaugural Fellow Cecilia is currently clerking for the Honorable Douglas H. Ginsburg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. She is a graduate of Yale Law School and earned her bachelor’s degree in economics and legal studies from the University of California, Berkeley. While at Yale, Cecilia served as an editor both on the Yale Journal on Regulation and the Yale Law Journal, and was a semifinalist in the Tyler Morris Moot Court Competition. The Antitrust Division looks forward to welcoming Cecilia back; she was a 2016 summer intern in the Division’s San Francisco office.

 Attorney General William P. Barr, Deputy Assistant Attorney General Bernard (Barry) Nigro, former Assistant Attorney General Jim Rill, and Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim celebrating the creation of the Jim F. Rill Fellowship at the Great Hall of the Department of Justice

L-R: Attorney General William P. Barr, Deputy Assistant Attorney General Bernard (Barry) Nigro, former Assistant Attorney General Jim Rill, and Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim celebrating the creation of the Jim F. Rill Fellowship at the Great Hall of the Department of Justice

 

Updated March 27, 2019

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