United states Department of Justice’s anti-trust staff working on the online platform to probe

FILE PHOTO: A general view of the Ministry of Justice building is seen ahead of the release of the Special Counsel, to Robert Mueller’s report in Washington, d.c., U.S., on April 18, 2019 at the latest. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The federal Ministry of Justice in strengthening its online platform and team, on Wednesday, by the addition of Ryan, lake Shore, previously a partner at an international law firm, to help to ensure that the probe is in the Alphabet of Google, Facebook and other big tech companies.

Sides of the river, which is from the law firm of Shearman & Sterling, LLP, was named to the Office of the Deputy Attorney General who oversees the Antitrust Division, among other things, the company said. At Shearman, Banks, who had clerked for Supreme court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, focuses on antitrust and other complex litigation in federal and state courts.

The ministry said in July it was opening a probe of high-tech companies, the question is whether they will be breaking the antitrust laws. It declined to name the companies, but said the review would consider concerns raised about the & quot; search, social media, retail, and services-on-line” — a clear reference to Google, Facebook, and possibly Apple, Inc.

“With the addition of an Associate of the Deputy Attorney General, Ryan A. Shores, for this is a key role and reflects the importance of the Department’s investigation of the conditions of competition between the various online platforms,” said Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen, in a statement. “Over the years, from a high-stakes anti-trust and litigation expertise and will bring invaluable experience to the review and works closely with our Enforcement Division.”

Banks’ formal title is associate deputy attorney general and senior advisor for technology industries.

Reporting by Diane Bartz, Editing by Paul Franklin

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