The WSJ reports that Carl Shapiro, deputy assistant attorney general for economics in the DOJ’s antitrust division, has been nominated by President Obama to his Council of Economic Advisers. Also worth noting is that Phil Weiser, also a former deputy assistant attorney general in the antitrust division, is now senior advisor for technology and innovation at the National Economic Council.
Congratulations to both, and I’m delighted to have them out of the DOJ and in the White House where they can do less damage. Kidding. Actually, I think both will (and in Phil’s case, already do) offer much-needed and valuable input in the White House.