A Q&A with Donald Baker

Baker & Miller co-founder Donald Baker recently teamed up with Antitrust Division attorney Mark Niefer in an article to mark the 50th anniversary of the International Telephone & Telegraph affair, which saw Congress pass the Tunney Act in 1974 after a columnist accused the Department of Justice of settling three cases against ITT in exchange for a $400,000 contribution towards the re-election of President Richard Nixon. GCR spoke to Baker – then an Antitrust Division staffer, but later the head of the agency – about political interference in antitrust enforcement and the parallels with today’s enforcers.

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