Today, the Antitrust Division was honored to dedicate the Anne K. Bingaman Auditorium and Lecture Hall in the Liberty Square Building in Washington, DC. Anne Bingaman was the first woman to lead the Antitrust Division as Assistant Attorney General. She was nominated to the role by President Clinton and confirmed by the Senate on June 16, 1993. She served as Assistant Attorney General from 1993 to 1996.
Former Assistant Attorney General Bingaman was present and offered recollections from her time at the Division. The Honorable Diane P. Wood, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit also shared remarks. The Division also was pleased to welcome other former Antitrust Division officials, including former Assistant Attorney General James Rill.
Included among her many accomplishments, former Assistant Attorney General Bingaman launched the Division’s criminal leniency program as well as the Division’s Paralegal Unit, both of which continue to this day. She also led major civil investigations into Microsoft’s monopolization of PC operating systems and into price fixing by two dozen NASDAQ securities firms.
To recognize Assistant Attorney General Bingaman’s many contributions to the Division, Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim chose to dedicate the newly renovated auditorium and lecture hall in the Liberty Square Building in her honor. This state-of-the-art facility is equipped with advanced displays, multimedia conference equipment, and broadcast capabilities. It will allow the Antitrust Division to host lectures; train lawyers, economists, and paralegals; and present valuable programming to advance the Division’s law enforcement and competition advocacy mission.