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DOJ’s acting antitrust division chief stepping down

Architect of the antitrust team that nixed the AT&T – T-Mobile deal will resign at the end of April

After only six months on the job, Acting Assistant Attorney General Sharis Pozen announced her resignation from the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Antitrust Division yesterday. As of April 30, Pozen will step down from the role to which she was appointed by Attorney General Eric Holder on Aug. 4, 2011.

Pozen initially came to the department in February 2009 as chief of staff and counsel. In this role, she took the lead on a number of enforcement and competition matters, specifically in the health care, technology, energy and agriculture industries. She also served as a deputy to former Assistant Attorney General Christine Varney.

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