NEW YORK (Reuters) - Christine Varney, the top antitrust official in the Justice Department, is stepping down to become a partner at an elite law firm in New York.
The law firm, Cravath, Swaine & Moore, made the announcement in an internal memo on Wednesday.
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Prior to becoming Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division, Varney practiced for 10 years at Hogan & Hartson, now Hogan Lovells. She was previously a commissioner at the Federal Trade Commission.
(Reporting by Alison Frankel and Leigh Jones; Editing by Eddie Evans)