Microsoft Hires Randall Long, Senior FTC Attorney

Posted on Mar 1 2012 - 10:10am by Editorial Staff

Microsoft over the years has faced one regulatory challenge after another, in lieu of keeping the same pace; the software giant has hired a senior Federal Trade Commission attorney who had also led several of the agency’s antitrust investigations into Google Inc. has been hired by the company’s archrival, Microsoft.

Randall Long, a deputy assistant director in the agency’s Bureau of Competition, will become a director of regulatory affairs in Washington, D.C., at the end of March, Microsoft said Wednesday. WSJ states, “Microsoft has emerged as Google’s chief legal antagonist, working publicly and privately to get antitrust cops in Washington and Brussels interested in Google’s activities.”

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