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DOJ Promotes Kumar To Acting Head Of Criminal Antitrust Enforcement

 |  January 26, 2023

The Justice Department’s antitrust division is promoting Manish Kumar, the chief of its San Francisco office, to acting head of criminal enforcement.

Kumar, a 13-year DOJ veteran, who will be based in the DOJ’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., will fill the role vacated by Richard Powers, according to a person familiar with the matter. Powers, a longtime department official, left in September to join Big Law firm Fried Frank.

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Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Marvin Price Jr. has been filling in on a temporary basis after Powers’ departure.