Bill Baer Named DOJ Acting Associate Attorney General; Loretta Lynch Comments

JusticeBill Baer, assistant attorney general of the Justice Department‘s antitrust division, has been appointed to serve as interim associate attorney general effective April 17.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch said in a statement posted Monday Baer led the antitrust division in collecting a record $2.5 billion of fines in a case that involved several multinational financial institutions.

Loretta Lynch
Loretta Lynch

“Bill Baer is an extraordinary public servant, an outstanding attorney and a champion of all those who look to the law for empowerment and protection,” Lynch said.

“I could not imagine a better individual to fill Stuart Delery’s shoes as associate attorney general of the United States.”

Baer also previously worked at the Federal Trade Commission, Lynch noted.

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