Federal antitrust regulators are weighing whether to move forward with the appointment of top antitrust lawyers for the Trump administration.
The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of the Chief Counsel announced Wednesday that former Justice Department lawyer Michael Fiske would be joining the department’s Antitrust Division, which was established in March.
Fiske’s confirmation would bring the office’s total to five, including former Attorney General Sally Yates, who was fired by President Donald Trump in February.
Fresno State University economics professor William Shireman, who also worked at the Justice Department, will also join the Antitailing Enforcement Division.
The SEC also named former Assistant Attorney General Paul Carillo as its first chief of enforcement.
The SEC’s Antittorrent Enforcement Division has been working to combat illegal and unfair practices in the Internet economy, which includes websites like Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, and Amazon.
The agency is also cracking down on illegal content and online piracy.
The Trump administration has also been pushing for new regulations on ISPs, which include stronger net neutrality rules and more stringent penalties for broadband providers that violate them.