The Senate Judiciary Committee held over a vote on Justice Department Antitrust Division chief nominee William Baer on Thursday.
Baer, who is currently the head of Arnold & Porter LLP’s antitrust practice, is slated to come up for consideration again next week during the committee’s weekly business meeting. Delaying a vote is common practice within the committee. If approved by the judiciary, Baer’s nomination will move to the full Senate for consideration.
Baer previously served as Director of the Bureau of Compeittion at the Federal Trade Commission from 1995 to 1999, after beginning at the FTC as a trial attorney working on consumer protection.