Great Powers: The Tipline for 10 February 2021

There is a new competition sheriff in town. Richard Powers, who was the senior supervisory official at the Department of Justice’s antitrust division, has assumed the role of acting assistant attorney general, according to the agency’s directory. The former head of criminal enforcement at the division will have to wait to try the agency’s first criminal no-poach case after a Texas federal court granted Surgical Care Affiliates another seven months to prepare. Also in Tipline, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit vacates a decision that some experts said threatened the generic pharmaceutical industry.

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