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Department of Justice Announces That Antitrust Division Will Begin More Aggressive Antitrust Enforcement Campaign

On May 12, 2009, the newly confirmed Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, Christine Varney, discussed Department antitrust enforcement plans during a speech to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. In the speech, Ms. Varney repeatedly promised that the Department of Justice would be increasing its antitrust enforcement efforts, in both the civil and criminal arenas.