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Wayne Law professor receives AAI Antitrust Achievement Award

Wayne State University Law School Professor Stephen Calkins is the 2019 recipient the prestigious Alfred E. Kahn Award for Antitrust Achievement from the American Antitrust Institute.

Calkins, a long-time Wayne Law faculty member whose career has included government service in the United States and Ireland, academic administration, and private practice, received the award at AAI’s 20th Annual Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. on June 20.

Calkins has been a member of Wayne Law’s faculty since 1983. He has served as interim dean and has taken leaves of absence to serve as the university’s associate vice president for academic affairs, as general counsel of the Federal Trade Commission, and (from 2011-15) as a member of Ireland’s Competition and Consumer Protection Commission. While in Ireland he also served as adjunct professor at University College Dublin Sutherland School of Law.

The AAI Award for Antitrust Achievement, first presented in 2000, honors outstanding contributions to the field of antitrust. Calkins is the 21st recipient of the award. Among past recipients are four assistant attorneys general, an FTC chair and a commissioner, Europe’s head of competition, three U.S. senators, and professors from Cornell, Georgetown, Harvard, NYU, Purdue and Stanford.


Head of FBI in Detroit to  lead Washington Field Office

DETROIT (AP) — The head of the FBI in Detroit is going to lead the agency's Washington Field Office.

FBI Director Christopher Wray announced Monday that Timothy Slater has been named the assistant director in charge of the Washington office.

Before being named the special agent in charge of the Detroit office in early 2018, he served as the special agent in charge of the Criminal/Cyber Division at the Washington office.

Slater started his career as a special agent in 1999 and was assigned to the Violent Crimes Task Force in Detroit. He has also worked for the agency in Flint, Michigan, as well as in Oklahoma, Florida, Tennessee and Colorado.

The Washington office is one of three FBI field offices led by an assistant director in charge.