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US: DOJ names new Acting Deputy AAG responsible for international and policy matters

 |  July 30, 2019

Makan Delrahim, Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, announced that current Senior Counsel Rene Augustine will serve as Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General responsible for the Division’s international and policy matters.  Augustine will replace outgoing Deputy Assistant Attorney General Roger Alford, who will return to Notre Dame Law School as a tenured professor of law.

“Rene has distinguished herself in her service as Senior Counsel in the Antitrust Division’s Front Office, overseeing both the Competition Policy and Advocacy section, and the Media, Entertainment and Professional Services section.  Her proven effectiveness, sound judgment, and excellent diplomacy skills make her uniquely qualified for this position,” said Delrahim.

Recently, Augustine represented the Antitrust Division in Seoul, South Korea, alongside the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) in the first-ever consultations on competition-related matters pursuant to the US – Korea Free Trade Agreement.

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