DOJ antitrust head to step down

Joseph Wayland led the agency’s first successful litigated merger challenge in nearly a decade

Joseph Wayland, the acting head of the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Antitrust Division, will leave his position on Nov. 16.

Wayland joined the Antitrust Division in 2010 as its deputy assistant attorney general for civil enforcement, and was appointed to his current role in April. During his tenure at the DOJ, he oversaw several key mergers and acquisitions challenges, notably preventing H&R Block Inc.’s attempted acquisition of TaxAct in the Antitrust Division’s first successful litigated merger challenge in eight years.

Alanna Byrne

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