The US government may never get a better chance to rein in Google. Its lawsuit to break the company’s chokehold on the digital advertising market was more than a decade in the making and will set the tone for antitrust enforcement for years to come.
It also represents the culmination of one man’s life work. Justice Department antitrust chief Jonathan Kanter, 49, has spent the bulk of his career seeking to limit the economic harm caused by giant tech platforms that thwart competition. Now he’s in a position to make it happen.