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Antitrust Division Adds Staff To Tech Antitrust Investigation

 |  February 20, 2020

The House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee is staffing up as it works to finish its investigation into the competitive impact of tech giants.

 The antitrust panel has brought on two new staffers in recent months as it wades through documents from Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google in the competition review.

Former IBM consultant Anna Lenhart, a Congressional Innovation Fellow, joined the staff this month as a technical expert, a person familiar with the hire told Axios. Lenhart, a Carnegie Mellon graduate, most recently focused on artificial intelligence and ethics for IBM.

Former Public Knowledge policy director Phillip Berenbroick joined the subcommittee as counsel in January.

Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David Cicilline has said he expects the investigation to produce a bipartisan report outlining its findings by the end of the first quarter. He also intends to introduce legislation related to the report.

Cicilline has said he wants to hear from major tech company CEOs, something the White House has also encouraged, according to a recent report by The Hill.