Jonathan Kanter will lead the Justice Department’s trustbusting unit.
After six months and much speculation, the White House has finally nominated someone to lead the antitrust division at the Justice Department: Jonathan Kanter, the former Paul Weiss lawyer and longtime critic of Big Tech.
If confirmed by the Senate, which could take awhile, Kanter will lead the division that filed a lawsuit last year against Google, accusing it of illegally protecting its monopoly over search advertising. The division has also been asking questions about Apple’s business practices.
Kanter built an unusual practice out of criticizing tech giants from inside corporate law firms. He worked for Microsoft as a lawyer at Fried Frank and Cadwalader, helping the tech giant build its case