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Trump nominates M&A expert for Justice Department

Joe Mont | March 29, 2017

It is—of course—not the official job title, but President Donald J. Trump may have found his new M&A guru.

On March 27, Trump announced his intention to nominate Makan Delrahim to the Department of Justice. If confirmed, he will serve as an assistant attorney general in the Anti-Trust Division. He currently serves as deputy assistant and deputy counsel to the President. 

Previously, Delrahim was a partner at the law firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck in Los Angeles, practicing antitrust and intellectual property law. He was also an adjunct professor of law at Pepperdine University. 

Prior to private practice, Delrahim was deputy assistant attorney general for the Antitrust Division at the Justice Department during the administration of President George W. Bush.  He served on the U.S. Attorney General’s Task Force on Intellectual Property, and as chairman of the Merger Working Group of the International Competition Network.

Delrahim also served as...

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