Antitrust guru Christine Varney is hired for the DoJ
22 Jan 2009by WWL Editorial
US president Barack Obama has announced the appointment of Christine Varney as assistant attorney general for antitrust in the Department of Justice.
Varney is highly experienced in antitrust issues and in the past has had a particular focus on technology markets.
As a federal trade commissioner, she pioneered the application of innovation on market theory analysis to transactions in high technology and biotechnology.
She has provided antitrust, competition policy and regulatory advice to a variety of companies including eBay, Fox Interactive, MySpace, Ernst & Young, EMI, American Hospital Association, Dow Jones & Company, AOL and Compaq Computer.
Varney currently heads the internet practice group at Hogan & Hartson LLP, based in Washington, DC, and she is currently featured in The International Who's Who of Internet & e-Commerce Lawyers.