Antitrust Antitrust

With Big Tech in sights, California attorney general boosts antitrust team

By Michael Acton and Mike Swift
  • 21 Jul 2021 17:56
  • 21 Jul 2021 17:56
New California’s Attorney General Rob Bonta is boosting his antitrust enforcement staff by hiring eight additional antitrust lawyers, a staffing increase of more than 25 percent.
The move can be interpreted as evidence the new attorney general of the most populous US state has decided antitrust and competition are areas

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Michael Acton

Senior Correspondent

Michael is a senior correspondent for MLex in San Francisco, where he moved in 2020 after working in our Brussels bureau. Before joining MLex, he reported on EU politics as the Financial Times’ Nico Colchester Fellow in Brussels. Michael has a degree in International Relations and Politics from the University of Cambridge, and a degree in History and French from University College London and Paris IV Sorbonne.

Mike Swift

Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent

Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.

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