Kevin Allen | September 8, 2019
Two years ago, Notre Dame Law Professor Roger Alford was called upon to serve in a leadership role in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. This fall, he returns to teaching at the Law School, where his DOJ experience will benefit students and provide fodder for new research and scholarship.
In his appointed role as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for International Affairs, Alford was responsible for managing the Antitrust Division’s international work, including developing policy on issues of international antitrust enforcement and promoting the enforcement of antitrust laws around the world.
His team was tasked with drafting the competition chapter of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), also known as NAFTA 2.0.
The DOJ led a successful campaign to establish globally accepted standards for due process in competition law enforcement proceedings. Alford delivered more than two dozen speeches in 13 countries as part of the campaign. The agreement, known as the ICN Framework for Competition Agency Procedures (CAP), has been signed by competition agencies from more than 70 nations. By signing the CAP, agencies guarantee that they will respect fundamental due process norms, including nondiscrimination, transparency, right to counsel, notice and opportunity to defend, confidentiality, and judicial review.
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