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Delrahim Announces Re-Organization Of The Antitrust Division’s Civil Enforcement Program

 |  August 20, 2020

The Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division announced today that it is creating the Office of Decree Enforcement and Compliance and a Civil Conduct Task Force.  Additionally, it will redistribute matters among its six civil sections in order to build expertise based on current trends in the economy.

The Office of Decree Enforcement and Compliance will have primary responsibility for enforcing judgments and consent decrees in civil matters.  It will also advise the Antitrust Division’s criminal sections when parties seek credit at the charging stage for their corporate compliance programs.  The office will work closely with division attorneys, monitors, and compliance officers to ensure the effective implementation of and compliance with antitrust judgments.  Additionally, the office will be the Antitrust Division’s primary contact for complainants who have information regarding potential violations of those final judgments.  Any such concerns should be reported directly to ODEC@usdoj.gov

“The Office of Decree Enforcement and Compliance will ensure the American consumer fully benefits from the Antitrust Division’s hard work identifying anticompetitive mergers and conduct,” said Assistant Attorney General Delrahim.  “We are building on our recent successes in Live Nation and CenturyLink.  Those matters show how important it is to enforce our consent decrees vigilantly.”