The Senate yesterday approved William Baer as assistant attorney general for the Justice...

|By:, SA News Editor

The Senate yesterday approved William Baer as assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's antitrust division 10 months after President Obama nominated him and 16 months after the department's previous permanent antitrust chief stepped down. Baer, who has spent his career passing through the revolving door between private and public practice, is expected to continue the DOJ's tough line on antitrust issues.