New Members of the Front Office

Antitrust Division Spring Update 2019

Reflects the Front Office as of April 2019.  See the Antitrust Division Leadership, Section, and Office Directory for a current listing of Division leadership.

Deputy Assistant Attorney General Michael Murray

Michael Murray serves as Deputy Assistant Attorney General. Michael joined the Antitrust Division from the Office of the Deputy Attorney General, where he served as Associate Deputy Attorney General. In that office, Michael had oversight responsibility for the Civil Division, the Antitrust Division, and criminal law policy initiatives. Before joining the Department of Justice in early 2017, Michael was in private practice, where he was an appellate and trial-court litigator in a variety of commercial litigation and antitrust disputes. Michael clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit for Judge Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain and on the U.S. Supreme Court for Justice Anthony M. Kennedy. He graduated from Yale Law School and Princeton University, summa cum laude.

Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard Powers

Richard Powers serves as the Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Criminal Enforcement. He has spent the bulk of his career at the Antitrust Division, first joining the Atlanta Office through the Attorney General’s Honors Program before moving to the New York Office. In New York, Richard prosecuted cartel and fraud cases in the financial services industry, including bid rigging in the municipal bonds industry and various offenses related to the manipulation of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR). Richard received the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award for his work on the LIBOR case. In 2016, he joined the Criminal Division Fraud Section’s Healthcare Fraud Unit in the Eastern District of New York, where he spent two years prosecuting complex, multimillion dollar health care fraud, money laundering, and tax conspiracies and schemes. A West Point graduate, Richard served in the U.S. Army as an infantry officer and received a Bronze Star and Combat Infantryman’s Badge for his service in Iraq. Richard holds a J.D. from the University of Alabama.

Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Wilder

Jeffrey Wilder serves as the Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economics. Previously, as Assistant Chief in the Division’s Economic Analysis Group, Dr. Wilder supervised the economic analysis in the agency’s merger and civil nonmerger investigations in financial and technology markets, including payment systems, search advertising, and computer software. Dr. Wilder received his A.B. from Princeton University and his Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Director of Criminal Litigation Andre Geverola

Andre Geverola serves as the Director of Criminal Litigation. Andre supervises all criminal litigation and trial matters across the Antitrust Division’s five criminal sections. He joined the Antitrust Division’s Chicago office in 2007, where he worked as a trial attorney and then as Assistant Chief. In these roles, Andre led and supervised numerous investigations and prosecutions of companies and individuals in a variety of industries. He also has served as a visiting international enforcer at the Japan Fair Trade Commission. Before joining the Antitrust Division, Andre worked in private practice at an international law firm, where he represented companies and individuals in government investigations and litigation. Andre received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego, and holds a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.

Acting Economics Director of Enforcement Ronald Drennan

Ronald (Ron) Drennan serves as the Acting Economics Director of Enforcement. As Chief of the Economic Policy section, Ron supervised economic analyses performed across various industries including telecommunications, health insurance, and software. He was heavily involved with the Division’s litigation to block the proposed mergers of H&R Block/TaxACT and Anthem/Cigna. Ron has been with the Division since 1998 and is a recipient of the Division’s William F. Baxter Award. He received his B.S. from St. Peter’s University and his Ph.D. from Rutgers University.

Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General James Attridge

James (Jimmy) Attridge serves as Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General, where his work focuses on criminal antitrust matters. From January 2017 to November 2018, Jimmy served as a trial attorney in the Antitrust Division’s Washington Criminal I Section. Before joining the Department of Justice, Jimmy worked as an associate in the antitrust group of an international law firm. He has also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Liam O’Grady of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. During law school, Jimmy served as the Charles H. March Fellow in the Office of Chairman Leibowitz at the Federal Trade Commission. Jimmy is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and Dartmouth College.

Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General Doha Mekki

Doha Mekki serves as Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General. Among other responsibilities, she advises the Assistant Attorney General on matters in the Health Care and Consumer Products Section, as well as civil and criminal enforcement in labor antitrust matters. Doha joined the Antitrust Division in February 2015 as a trial attorney in the Defense, Industrials, and Aerospace Section. In that role, she led investigations and litigated merger challenges in the rail, commercial vehicle, and aviation industries. Doha was previously an associate in the antitrust and financial services groups of an international law firm in New York, N.Y., where her antitrust practice focused on federal antitrust litigation, government investigations, and counseling. Ms. Mekki holds an A.B. from Duke University, a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and an M.B.E. from the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.

Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General Lawrence Reicher

Lawrence (Larry) A. Reicher serves as Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General, working on a range of civil antitrust matters. Larry joined the Antitrust Division in November 2016 as a trial attorney in the Telecommunications and Broadband Section. As a trial attorney, Larry worked on matters involving information sharing and high-profile merger investigations and litigation. Before joining the Division, Larry practiced in the New York offices of two international law firms. His practice included civil and criminal antitrust litigation and investigations, as well as work related to the financial crisis. Larry is a graduate of Emory University School of Law and holds an A.B. in politics from Princeton University.

Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General Andrew Robinson

Andrew Robinson serves as Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General, working on a range of civil antitrust matters. Andrew joins the Front Office from the Healthcare and Consumer Products Section, where he spent two years as a trial attorney. Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Andrew was an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of an international law firm, where he focused on antitrust litigation. He has also served as a law clerk to the Honorable J. Curtis Joyner on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and for the Honorable Michael A. Chagares on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Andrew is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Swarthmore College.

Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General David J. Shaw

David J. Shaw serves as Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General. Among other things, David advises the Assistant Attorney General on matters in the Telecommunications and Broadband Section, as well as on policy related to merger review, enforcement, and remedies. David came to the Division in November 2016 as a trial attorney in the Technology and Financial Services Section where he worked on both the United States v. EnergySolutions and United States v. AT&T trial teams. Prior to joining the Division, David practiced at an international law firm based in Washington, D.C. David is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and Patrick Henry College.

Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General Lauren Willard

Lauren Willard serves as Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General. Lauren is liaison to the International Section and the Appellate Section and advises the Assistant Attorney General on competition policy in digital markets as well as a wide array of civil enforcement matters. Before joining the Antitrust Division, Lauren practiced antitrust and appellate law at an international law firm in Washington, D.C. Lauren clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit for Judge Alex Kozinski and on the U.S. Supreme Court for Justice Anthony M. Kennedy. She earned her undergraduate degree from Stanford University, her Masters in International Relations from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and her J.D. from University of Virginia School of Law.

Updated June 16, 2020

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