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PRO ANTITRUST PROS -  Antitrust lawyers should be pleased to know that there’s plenty of fair competition for their services in the legal marketplace right now—[pause for laughter]—As Law.com’s Bruce Love reports, law firms are getting paid millions by Big Tech companies to fight antitrust legislation and litigation and those firms are stocking up on both senior and junior talent to keep up with all the work. “We’re seeing huge demand for antitrust talent coming from the government,” said Lauren Drake, a Washington, D.C.-based legal recruiter with Macrae. “We’ve recently placed a number of senior people out of the [Federal Trade Commission].” But competition is fierce, as firms face a dearth of attorneys with antitrust expertise and are having to fight off not just each other but corporate legal departments and the government for the talent that is available.