Jeffrey Blumenfeld, co-chair of the firm’s Antitrust & Trade Regulation practice, comments in an article in The Hill on concerns that antitrust investigations into four leading automakers may be driven by politics. Blumenfeld, who served twice in the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Antitrust Division, questions whether the DOJ now has sufficient legal grounds to pursue the investigation, and warns that a politically motivated investigation could permanently damage the Antitrust Division’s reputation: “Once people begin to suspect that law enforcement is not based on the law and is not even handed — once a law enforcement agency loses that moral authority, I don’t know how you get it back.”