In January 2014, James Fredricks stepped into the role of Assistant Chief after spending more than a decade at the Division. With his colleagues Limarzi and Nicholson, he supervises the section’s eight staff attorneys, who represent the Division in all civil and criminal cases in the U.S. courts of appeals. The section, in conjunction with the Solicitor General’s Office, also prepares all Division briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court. In addition, its responsibilities include filing briefs and arguing on behalf of the United States as amicus curiae in selected private antitrust cases. Fredricks received his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1999. He received his Bachelor of Arts in history and political science from Emory University in 1996. Following law school, Fredricks clerked for Judge R. Lanier Anderson in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He joined the Department in 2001 as a trial attorney in the Antitrust Division’s National Criminal Enforcement Section. During his time at the Department he also has served as a senior counsel to the Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Criminal Antitrust Enforcement, a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia, and a trial attorney in the Antitrust Division’s Appellate Section.