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Partner Claudia Higgins Discusses Shuffling in the Ranks at the Antitrust Agencies

April 2013

As seen in InsideCounsel’s “Staffing Update for the FTC and DOJ”

InsideCounsel examines recent changes in leadership at the agencies that oversee antitrust, including the confirmation of Bill Baer as AAG for the DOJ’s Antitrust Division. Kaye Scholer Antitrust Partner Claudia Higgins, who was an antitrust litigator for more than two decades at the FTC and served as the Assistant Director for Regional Litigation when Baer headed the FTC's Bureau of Competition, describes him as someone who “knows how to balance business with law.”

“Bill Baer is someone who really does understand how to litigate, and he’s somebody who understands the business side of things,” says Higgins. “Some might say that because he filed two cases in his first month it means that he’s going to be a gangbuster at the DOJ, but it’s going to be fairly balanced. He does come with really strong credentials in understanding both sides of the fence.”

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