New Faces in the Division

New Faces in the Division

Division Update Spring 2015

Luz Quivers

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Luz is a travel services specialist in the Executive Office.

What do you like best about working at the Division?

The attention to details to make an employee welcome, comfortable, and stress free. And of course a great group of people work within Fiscal. I’m very pleased working with them.

 

Megan Lewis

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Megan is a trial attorney in the Washington Criminal II Section.

What do you like best about working at the Division?

I enjoy being able to help people who are not in a position to investigate or remedy potential criminal conduct themselves. Our cases have widespread impact for consumers, even though many consumers may not ever realize how our work benefits them! It is rewarding to be part of a team that brings to justice companies and individuals who believed they could cheat the system without consequence.

 

Patricia Corcoran

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Patricia is a trial attorney in the Telecommunications and Media Enforcement Section.

What attracted you to antitrust law?

I have always been attracted to the philosophical reasoning and economics behind antitrust law. But in private practice, what I honestly enjoyed most about working on civil antitrust litigation was the challenge of crafting a clear story out of very complicated factual records. I find working with a team on such a challenging task both motivating and fun.

 

Michael Rabkin

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Michael is a trial attorney in the San Francisco Office.

What attracted you to antitrust law?

I was drawn to antitrust law because of its unique capacity to level the economic playing field. As the pace of globalization and consolidation continue to accelerate, competition is increasingly at risk—though it remains as essential as ever to innovation, economic growth, and prosperity. I believe antitrust enforcement is critical, both to promote fairness within our society and to stave off economic stagnation. I joined the Division because I want to contribute to those efforts.

 

Melody Smith

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Melody is a litigation support specialist in the Executive Office.

What do you like best about working at the Division?

I like the team atmosphere here. No one person is an island and everyone does their best to ensure the most cost-effective and time-saving approaches are being used.

 

LaToya Outlaw

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LaToya is a human resources specialist in the Executive Office.

What attracted you to the Division?

I wanted to join the Antitrust Division for its upstanding reputation of transparency and effective leadership. I was also attracted to the challenge (within Human Resources) of recruiting, placing, and retaining top-notch talent. As a very active consumer, I also greatly appreciate working for an agency which serves the public in promoting justice for American consumers.

 

Jason Hong

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Jason is an economist in the Economics Analysis Group.

What do you like best about working at the Division?

I most enjoy thinking about the economics on a daily basis and working with intelligent and motivated colleagues, on both the economic and legal sides.

 

Kelsey Shannon

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Kelsey is a trial attorney in the Litigation III Section.

What do you like best about working at the Division?

I enjoy most the opportunity to think seriously and in-depth about hard and interesting questions with extremely talented coworkers. We have the luxury to really think about things and to focus on getting to the right result.

 

Yair Taylor

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Yair is an economist in the Economic Analysis Group.

What attracted you to antitrust?

As an economist with an interest in industrial organization, I’m drawn to opportunities to better understand the interaction of firms in the market. Antitrust work allows me to examine the critical point when firms’ strategic behavior crosses the line between reasonable competition and harmful behavior.

 

Brinkley Tappan

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Brinkley is a trial attorney in the Foreign Commerce Section.

What attracted you to antitrust law?

I love antitrust law because I enjoy learning about products—what qualities they have, what makes them attractive to consumers, and why they are marketed and sold the way they are. I also love that antitrust issues arise in many different contexts: mergers, criminal investigations, day-to-day business operations, and domestic and international policy. Put all of these things together, and no two days are the same for an antitrust lawyer.

 

Emma Burnham

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Emma is a trial attorney in the Washington Criminal I Section.

What do you like best about working at the Division?

The integrity of my colleagues here and the transparency of the Division’s criminal policies. As a result, I feel incredibly proud to say I’m a prosecutor with the Antitrust Division—even though I started my career on the other side of the table.

 

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