Meet the Acting Assistant Attorney General

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Brent Snyder serves as Acting Assistant Attorney General in the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice. Mr. Snyder has served in the Antitrust Division since 2003. Mr. Snyder was a Trial Attorney in the Antitrust Division’s National Criminal Enforcement Section and in its San Francisco Office from 2003 until 2013. Mr. Snyder has been a Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Criminal Enforcement since November 2013. Effective Friday, January 20, 2017 Deputy Assistant Attorney General Brent Snyder is the Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Antitrust Division.

Mr. Snyder has played a key role in some of the Antitrust Division’s most important recent investigations and trials, including thin-film transistor liquid crystal display panels, coastal water freight, and air transportation. Mr. Snyder twice has received the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service for his work.

Mr. Snyder is a 1992 graduate of the University of Texas School of Law, where he served on the Texas Law Review. Before joining the Antitrust Division in 2003, Mr. Snyder completed a federal judicial clerkship and practiced law at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker in Los Angeles and Perkins Coie in Seattle.

Updated January 24, 2017