Andrew Finch, '97: Paul Weiss Attorney To Run DOJ Antitrust

The U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday that a Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP partner would lead the Antitrust Division temporarily while White House deputy counsel Makan Delrahim awaits confirmation.

Andrew Finch, '97, a veteran of the division from the George W. Bush administration, will become acting assistant attorney general starting April 10, taking over for Brent Snyder, the career staff division deputy in charge of criminal antitrust enforcement. Finch will become Delrahim's principal deputy at the division once the Senate confirms his nomination, according to a DOJ spokesman.

"It's terrific for the administration and for Andrew," said Rick Rule, who heads the firm's antitrust practice and led the division in the late '80s. "When my team and I came here [in August], one of the things that appealed to us was the group of antitrust lawyers the firm already had, and Andrew is prominent among them."

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