Ex-Covington lawyer lands US DoJ antitrust post

Thomas Barnett has been sworn in as assistant attorney general in the US Department of Justice’s antitrust division. Barnett, an antitrust specialist, has been acting in the position since June last year and previously served the division’s deputy assistant attorney general for civil enforcement. Before that, Barnett was vice-chair of Washington DC firm Covington & Burling‘s antitrust and consumer protection practice group. Donna Sawyer