Washington — Two former Obama administration officials have emerged as front-runners for the top antitrust job at the US department of justice under the incoming administration of president-elect Joe Biden, according to two sources with knowledge of the matter.

One of the picks is Renata Hesse, who has had several stints at the justice department since 2002 and most recently served as the acting assistant attorney-general from mid-2016 to January 2017. She has also held private sector roles and advised on matters involving companies such as Amazon and Alphabet’s Google...

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