Economic Liberties’ Statement on President Biden’s Nomination of Jonathan Kanter to Lead DOJ Antitrust

July 20, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — The American Economic Liberties Project released the following statement in response to President Biden’s announcement that he will nominate Jonathan Kanter to be the Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust at the U.S. Department of Justice.

“President Biden has made an excellent choice to lead the DOJ’s antitrust division. Jonathan Kanter has the experience, values, and intellectual foresight to ensure that antitrust enforcement under the Biden administration delivers for working people, small businesses, and communities,” said Sarah Miller, Executive Director of the American Economic Liberties Project. “A formidable attorney, Kanter has devoted his career to reinvigorating antitrust enforcement. He has crafted many of the most successful legal arguments driving the major antitrust investigations into Big Tech. And he is widely respected on both sides of the aisle in Congress and in the legal community.”

“Kanter’s nomination, which comes shortly after President Biden directed federal agencies to prioritize addressing corporate concentration and named Lina Khan Chair of the FTC, is further evidence that President Biden is committed to addressing concentrated power to build an economy that is more just, equitable, and secure,” added Miller. “The Senate should confirm him swiftly.” 


The American Economic Liberties Project works to ensure America’s system of commerce is structured to advance, rather than undermine, economic liberty, fair commerce, and a secure, inclusive democracy. Economic Liberties believes true economic liberty means entrepreneurs and businesses large and small succeed on the merits of their ideas and hard work; commerce empowers consumers, workers, farmers, and engineers instead of subjecting them to discrimination and abuse from financiers and monopolists; foreign trade arrangements support domestic security and democracy; and wealth is broadly distributed to support equitable political power.