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New Chair Selected for Multistate Antitrust Task Force

Kathleen Foote, senior assistant attorney general and antitrust chief in the California Attorney General’s Office, is the new chair of NAAG’s Multistate Antitrust Task Force. She was chosen by the NAAG Antitrust Committee chairs, Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen and D.C. Attorney General Irvin Nathan. The Task Force, which comprises all state attorneys general staff involved in antitrust enforcement, coordinates multistate antitrust litigation.

Kathleen joined the California Attorney General's Antitrust unit in San Francisco in 1988, and has been its antitrust chief since 2001. She is a member of the American Antitrust Institute's Advisory Board, and current co-chair of the State Antitrust Enforcement Committee of the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association. Before joining the Attorney General's Office, Kathleen was associate dean at the University of San Francisco (USF) School of Law, where she taught Land Use and Environmental Law for seven years. Prior to teaching, she spent three years as an associate attorney with the San Francisco law firm of McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen.

She earned her undergraduate degree from Harvard in 1967 and her law degree from USF School of Law in 1975. Kathleen has been active in community affairs, serving as mayor of Mill Valley, Calif., twice during the 1980s, and as a San Francisco Bay commissioner.

Kathleen replaces James Donahue, chief deputy attorney general of the Antitrust Section in the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, who served as task force chair since 2009.

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