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Sharis A. Pozen, DOJ : An insiders candid views of competition issues past and future

1. You have had a successful career both in the government, at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) — and in private practice. Can you discuss your keys to success and your most recent transition from Acting Assistant Attorney General at DOJ back to private practice ?

2. Why did you choose to join the antitrust Bar ? What will your practice be focused on in private practice ?

3. Your tenure as Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Antitrust Division is likely best known for the challenge to AT&T/T-Mobile. Can you walk through some of the highlights and significance of that matter ?

4. While at DOJ, what did you see as your most significant accomplishments ?

5. Is there an experience at DOJ that stands out — a memory you can share ?

6. What do you think is the best way to engage with antitrust authorities and more generally with policy-makers and regulators in Washington ? Can you give examples of what you saw that worked and what didn’t ?

7. What changes did you see come out of the 2010 Horizontal Merger Guidelines, either from the agencies or practitioners ?

8. Are there any hot areas in antitrust of which to be aware ?

9. What are the international competition efforts and accomplishments you are most proud of from your time at DOJ ?

10. What do you see as the international competition challenges going forward ?

11. Will you stay involved in the international antitrust scene ?

12. There has been an effort to increase cooperation among the antitrust authorities both in merger review and cartel enforcement. Has that been achieved ? Is there further to go ?

13. We are seeing an increase in the number of private damage actions in the US. What role do you believe agencies should play in promoting those ? Will the increase hurt leniency programs ?

14. Any predictions on what we’ll likely see from the antitrust agencies in the coming year ?

Interview réalisée par Tiffany Rider, Skadden Arps, Washington DC.

August 2011 to April 2012 Acting Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice February 2009 to August 2011 Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division U.S. Department of Justice Chief of Staff and Counsel, Antitrust Division U.S. Department of Justice January 2000 to February 2009 Partner, Private Practice, Antitrust Practice Group Director and Administrator September 1989 to January 1995 U.S. Federal Trade Commission Attorney Advisor, Commissioners Yao and Varney Counsel, Office of Competition Bureau Director Staff Attorney, Competition Bureau You have had a successful career both in the government, at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) — and in private practice. Can you discuss your keys to

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Sharis A. Pozen, Sharis A. Pozen, DOJ: An insiders candid views of competition issues past and future, December 2012, Concurrences Review N° 4-2012, Art. N° 49229, www.concurrences.com

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