TW’s Outside Lawyer Is Antitrust Veteran

Time Warner has hired Christine Varney, a partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, to make the case to the government that AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner would not kill competition. Varney is one of the nation’s top antitrust lawyers working for corporate America. But six years ago, Varney was the government’s head antitrust cop, leading the Obama administration’s effort to crack down on deals that could result in higher prices.