Brent Snyder was named Monday a top prosecutor in the U.S. Department of Justice's antitrust division, where he will oversee criminal enforcement efforts, the department announced.
Snyder, who spent a decade a trial attorney in the antitrust division, was named a deputy assistant attorney general. He replaces Scott Hammond, who joined Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Washington as a partner earlier this month.
Snyder, a former Perkins Coie partner in Seattle, has been involved in many key criminal investigations since joining the Justice Department in 2003, the department said. He participated in the successful prosecutions of companies and executives in the LCD industry—including U.S. v. AU Optronics Corporation and U.S. v. Steven Leung.
Snyder secured the conviction of a high-level executive as a lead prosecutor in U.S. v. Frank Peake, a trial involving the coastal water freight transportation industry. He also was lauded for his work in an air transportation price-fixing investigation, the department said.