In the days after Microsoft's bid for Yahoo, the players in the merger drama had their legal teams beating the antitrust drums. Google, which hit the blogosphere to bash the deal as anti-competitive, has a team of antitrust veterans. Microsoft, too, has a connected advocate in Charles "Rick" Rule, who worked with Thomas Barnett, the head of Justice's Antitrust Division, while the two were at Covington & Burling. The antitrust lawyers may be key to hammering out a deal -- and their work is cut out for them.
Microsoft Lawyers Map Out the Bid for Yahoo
February 11, 2008