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Antitrust Pro Leaves Hausfeld For DOJ

 |  July 18, 2022

Bonny Sweeney, a co-leader of the antitrust practice at Hausfeld in San Francisco who has built cases against major US tech companies is leaving the plaintiffs’ firm to join the US Justice Department’s antitrust trial team.

Sweeney, who has brought antitrust lawsuits against Alphabet Inc’s Google, Apple Inc and against major credit card companies, confirmed her departure plans to Reuters on Friday. She will join the Justice Department after spending more than 25 years on the plaintiffs’ side in private practice.

She arrived at Hausfeld in 2015 from San-Diego based Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd, where she was a partner since its founding in 2004, and has co-led Hausfeld’s antitrust team, a leading practice at the firm, for four years.

Her hiring at the Justice Department comes at a key moment, amid several high-profile antitrust lawsuits with others potentially in the pipeline. Bloomberg News said on July 14 the DOJ was expected to file a lawsuit within weeks against Google over its online advertising market dominance.

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