Andrew Finch became the Acting Assistant Attorney General on April 10, 2017. Mr. Finch previously worked in the Antitrust Division from 2003–2005 as Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General. In that role he worked closely with Division staff and management on policy initiatives, civil merger and nonmerger investigations, matters proceeding to trial, and appeals. Mr. Finch also developed expertise on the application of antitrust law to intellectual property.
Most recently, Mr. Finch was a partner in the Litigation Department at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. At Paul Weiss, he advised clients on antitrust and litigation issues across a broad range of industries.
Mr. Finch served as a law clerk for Judge Dennis G. Jacobs of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Before his clerkship, Mr. Finch graduated from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was a John M. Olin Student Fellow in Law and Economics and was elected to the Order of the Coif.