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Senate Confirms Bill Baer to Lead the Antitrust Division and Josh Wright as a Federal Trade Commissioner

The U.S. Senate confirmed two new antitrust enforcers in recent days. On Sunday, December 30, 2012, the Senate confirmed William J. Baer to serve as Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division. On Tuesday, January 1, 2013, the Senate confirmed Joshua D. Wright to serve as a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission.