Christine Varney, top antitrust official at the Justice Department, will step down later this...

|By:, SA News Editor

Christine Varney, top antitrust official at the Justice Department, will step down later this year to join a prominent New York M&A law firm, WSJ reports. During her tenure at DOJ, Varney allowed the Live Nation (LYV) and Comcast (CMCSA) deals to go through with asset sales, but prevented a proposed joint bid by Nasdaq (NDAQ) and ICE for NYSE Euronext (NYX).