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A top official has left the the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division just as it gears up for a trial over the merger of AT&T and Time Warner.

Director of Litigation Eric Mahr closed his roughly two-year tenure at the DOJ last week, he confirmed Tuesday. Mahr, a former antitrust partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, said he always planned to only stay at the DOJ for a couple of years, and that his departure is not a result of changes at the department. His predecessor, Mayer Brown’s Mark Ryan, held it for a similar stretch between 2012 to 2015.

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Cogan Schneier

Cogan Schneier is a Washington, D.C.-based litigation reporter covering D.C. courts, national litigation trends, the Justice Department and the federal judiciary. She is the author of Trump Watch, an email briefing that covers the Trump administration and its imprint on the law.

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