Justice Department Outlines Enforcement Of Hoarding And Price Gouging Rules During COVID-19

May 13, 2020

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Join Associate Deputy Attorney General Bill Hughes as he walks through how the Department of Justice is enforcing the recent hoarding and price gouging rules during the COVID-19 crisis. The Associate Deputy AG will also discuss how to report bad actors to help industry secure the healthcare supply chain.


William C. HughesWilliam C. Hughes
Associate Deputy Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice

Bill Hughes was appointed to the position of Associate Deputy Attorney General shortly after Attorney General William Barr was confirmed in 2019. In that role, he assists the Deputy Attorney General manage the operations of the Department, particularly the Civil Division, Antitrust Division, Environment & Natural Resources Division, and the Tax Division. On March 24, the Deputy Attorney General tapped Bill to coordinate the Department’s enforcement response to the COVID-19 crisis. In that role, he has been working with US Attorney’s offices, DOJ litigating divisions, federal law enforcement agencies, and federal agencies charged with the national public health response to ensure that the US government is working together towards our common goal of keeping Americans safe and defeating Coronavirus. Prior to his appointment to the Department of Justice, Bill served as Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of the Office of Administration at the White House, where he helped manage White House operations. Prior to joining the administration, Bill was in private practice with the law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in Washington, DC and New York City.