DOJ takes on three for antitrust team

The antitrust division of the Department of Justice is taking on three more lawyers as it reshuffles its team under the new administration.

Co-chair of anti-trust litigation at Jones Day Reavis & Pogue, Deborah Platt, joins as deputy assistant attorney general in charge of civil enforcement, and Hunton & Williams partner Hewitt Pate joins as deputy assistant attorney general in charge of regulatory matters. Philip Beck moves from Chicago firm Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott, where he was name partner, to become lead trial lawyer for the Microsoft case. Beck was a founding partner at Bartlit Beck when it formed with 18 other former Kirkland & Ellis lawyers in 1993.
In a statement, Charles James, assistant attorney general for antitrust, said: “Beck’s extensive litigation experience and ability to deal with complex issues make him a perfect choice to lead the litigation team as the case moves back to the district court for further proceedings, as ordered by the Court of Appeals.”