Antitrust Division Names Acting Chief of Staff

Taylor Owings, counsel to Department of Justice Antitrust Division chief Makan Delrahim and a leading figure in the division's review of online platforms and antitrust, has been named acting chief of staff and, eventually, acting senior counsel for the division. 

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Owings has been counsel to Delrahim since February 2018. Chief of staff William Rinner will serve as senior counsel until his departure "in the coming months." 

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Owings has been served on the leadership team for the ongoing review of whether Big Tech platforms bought their way up to monopoly and whether antitrust oversight needs to pivot to capture the speed at which Big Tech can capture market share. She received the Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service in 2019. 

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.