On Nov. 23, 2013, the Department of Justice Antitrust Division announced that it had named Brent Snyder as the new deputy assistant attorney general for criminal enforcement, replacing Scott Hammond, who left the department in October. Snyder has been a criminal trial attorney for the DOJ since 2003, where his most notable matters have included investigations into the LCD industry and the cabotage shipping industry, including acting as the lead prosecutor in U.S. v. Frank Peake. As previously reported, on Friday, Dec. 6, Snyder’s team obtained the longest-ever prison sentence for an antitrust violation when Judge Daniel R. Dominguez sentenced Peake, the former president of Sea Star Line LLC, to five years in prison. Snyder had pushed for an 87-month sentence for Peake, arguing that “[perhaps] it will get the attention of companies and executives around the world.”