WASHINGTON, D.C. Charles A. James, Assistant Attorney General

for Antitrust, today announced that Michael L. Katz will serve as the

Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economic Analysis in the

Antitrust Division.

“Michael Katz is a leading scholar with extensive experience in

issues important to the Antitrust Division,” James said. “His keen

insight will be of great advantage to the Department as we work to

protect competition in today’s global economy. We are privileged to

have him join us.”

As Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Katz will supervise all

economic analysis within the Antitrust Division and direct the

Division’s Economic Analysis Group.

Since 1987, he has served as a professor at the University of

California at Berkeley. He currently holds a joint appointment as a

professor of both economics and business administration. In addition

to his research on competitive strategy in systems markets, vertical

integration, cooperative research and development and antitrust in

high-tech industries, he also directs the school’s Center for

Telecommunications and Digital Convergence. In both 1989 and 1993,

he was awarded the Earl F. Cheit Outstanding Teaching Award.

From 1994 to 1996, Katz served as Chief Economist at the

Federal Communications Commission, where he was responsible for

integrating economic analysis into all aspects of Commission policy

making. He formulated and implemented regulatory policies for all

industries under the FCC’s jurisdiction, including cable and

broadcast television and local, long distance and wireless telephony.

In 1996 he was recognized with the Chairman’s Special Achievement

Award for his excellence in service at the Commission.

From 1981-1987 he worked as an assistant professor of economics

at Princeton University, devoting his research to sophisticated

pricing, standards development, cooperative R&D and intellectual

property licensing, and teaching courses in microeconomics,

industrial organization and antitrust issues.

He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University in 1978,

where he was awarded a prize for the top graduate in economics. He

received his PhD from Oxford University in 1982. A frequent lecturer

and author of numerous articles on antitrust and consumer issues,

Katz is also co-editor of the California Management Review and the

Journal of Economics and Management Strategy.