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Big Tech foe to leave Congress

David Cicilline, the former chair of the House of Representatives antitrust subcommittee and an outspoken advocate for reining in the largest US technology companies, will give up his congressional seat this summer to lead a nonprofit.

22 February 2023

FTC opens technology office

The Federal Trade Commission has launched a new technology-focused office to help it craft and decipher information requests and design remedies affecting digital markets.

21 February 2023

Two more Orrick lawyers defect to Dechert

Dechert has added to its ranks in London and San Francisco with two more lateral hires from Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, just 10 days after three senior competition lawyers made the same move.

16 February 2023

Wilson hits out in fiery resignation letter

Republican Federal Trade Commission member Christine Wilson has said she is resigning so as to avoid legitimising what she described as chair Lina Khan’s “disregard for the rule of law".

15 February 2023

TikTok hires from Freshfields

Amaryllis Müller has joined TikTok as a senior legal counsel in Brussels after almost 10 years at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

13 February 2023

Sheppard Mullin snags DOJ veteran

Former Department of Justice official Ann O’Brien has joined Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton as a partner in Washington, DC.

07 February 2023

Dechert makes triple hire from Orrick

Dechert has poached three senior competition partners from Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, including the head of the latter’s global antitrust practice.

07 February 2023

Israel appoints new chief economist

Israel’s Competition Authority has made a Charles River Associates principal its new chief economist.

06 February 2023

Colombia appoints new antitrust head after unprecedented interim period

Colombia’s president has provisionally named María del Socorro Pimienta Corbacho as the new head of the country's competition authority, six months after the agency’s former chief stepped down.

02 February 2023

Steenbergen steps down as Belgian antitrust chief but successor yet to be named

Jacques Steenbergen, the Belgian Competition Authority’s first head since it became an independent agency in 2013, left the post yesterday amidst the government’s inability to appoint his replacement since his mandate expired four years ago.

01 February 2023

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