The American Antitrust Institute welcomes to its Advisory Board Caroline Holland, a Tech Policy Fellow at the Mozilla Foundation, and welcomes back Anant Raut, a Visiting Fellow at Public Knowledge.
Among other accomplishments, both Holland and Raut are veterans of the Obama Administration's Department of Justice (DOJ). Holland served in the Antitrust Division at DOJ as the Chief Counsel for Competition Policy and Intergovernmental Relations. In that role, she was involved in several high-profile matters while managing the Division's competition policy and advocacy efforts, interagency policy initiatives, and congressional relations.
Raut served as Counsel to the past two Assistant Attorneys General at the Antitrust Division. He managed and advised on approximately half of the civil docket, as well as several long-term joint policy initiatives with DOJ's sister agency, the Federal Trade Commission.
Holland previously served as the Chief Counsel to the Senate Antitrust Subcommittee. She advised Chairs, Senator Klobuchar and Senator Kohl, and led the Subcommittee's bipartisan efforts to examine high-profile mergers and advance competition policy issues involving intellectual property, healthcare, telecommunications, transportation, and criminal antitrust enforcement.
Before joining the Mozilla Foundation, Holland was counsel at the Senate Judiciary Committee and an attorney in private practice at Patton Boggs where she focused on public policy and regulatory work. Today, she explores antitrust and competition policy issues as they relate to promoting and protecting an open and healthy Internet.
Raut has been an influential member of the antitrust community since he started his career as a staff attorney at the Federal Trade Commission. There, he reviewed proposed mergers and acquisitions in the oil and gas and telecommunications industries.
Raut has worked in both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, as counsel to the House Judiciary Committee and as counsel to U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT). Raut helped drive the bipartisan reauthorization of the Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement and Reform Act and drafted antitrust protections that were incorporated into the final versions of the Affordable Care Act and Dodd-Frank. Today, Raut focuses on antitrust and net neutrality issues.
The AAI Advisory Board consists of outstanding experts in the fields of
antitrust law, economics, and business, with a focus on both domestic and international competition enforcement and policy. AAI Advisory Board members are a vital part of the organization and play an important role in helping AAI promote competition that protects consumers, businesses, and society through its research, education, and advocacy programs.
A complete list of members of the AAI Advisory Board is available at www.antitrustinstitute.org/people.