Boast is currently a partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and has led the antitrust practice since 2001. She has previously acted as senior deputy director and director of the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Competition, and has acquired experience in competition issues in the energy and pharmaceuticals industries. Boast is expected to arrive at the Department in May.
Shapiro is a leading scholar in Economics who has published numerous articles. He arrived at the Department in March, taking leave from the University of California at Berkeley, where he is Transamerica Professor of Business Strategy in the Haas School of Business and a professor of Economics.
Both Molly Boast and Carl Shapiro appeared in The International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers and Economists.