UNITED STATES OF AMERICA et al v. MICROSOFT CORPORATION

Filing 652

STATUS REPORT Defendant Microsoft Corporation's Description of Written or Oral Communications Concerning the Revised Proposed Final Judgment and Certification of Compliance under 15 U.S.C. s 16(g) by MICROSOFT CORPORATION. (Warden, John)

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA et al v. MICROSOFT CORPORATION Doc. 652 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff, v. MICROSOFT CORPORATION, Defendant. STATE OF NEW YORK ex. rel. Attorney General ELIOT SPITZER, et al., Plaintiffs, v. MICROSOFT CORPORATION, Defendant. Civil Action No. 98-1233 (CKK) Next Court Deadline: March 4, 2002 Status Conference Civil Action No. 98-1232 (CKK) DEFENDANT MICROSOFT CORPORATION'S DESCRIPTION OF WRITTEN OR ORAL COMMUNICATIONS CONCERNING THE REVISED PROPOSED FINAL JUDGMENT AND CERTIFICATION OF COMPLIANCE UNDER 15 U.S.C. 16(g) In conformance with Section 2(g) of the Antitrust Procedures and Penalties Act ("APPA"), 15 U.S.C. 16(g), defendant Microsoft Corporation ("Microsoft") respectfully submits the following description of "any and all written or oral communications by or on behalf of" Microsoft "with any officer or employee of the United States concerning or relevant to" the Revised Proposed Final Judgment filed in these actions on November 6, 2001. In accordance with the requirements of the APPA, this description excludes Dockets.Justia.com only "communications made by counsel of record alone with the Attorney General or the employees of the Department of Justice alone." (1) Following the Court's Order dated September 27, 2001, and continuing through November 6, 2001, counsel for Microsoft met on a virtually daily basis with counsel for the United States and the plaintiff States in Washington, D.C. After the Court appointed Professor Eric Green of Boston University School of Law as mediator on October 12, 2001, Professor Green and his colleague Jonathan Marks participated in many of those meetings. From October 29, 2001 through November 2, 2001, Will Poole, a Microsoft vice president, also participated in some of the meetings. (2) On October 5, 2001, counsel for Microsoft met with representatives of the United States and the plaintiff States in Washington, D.C. to answer a variety of technical questions. Linda Averett, Michael Wallent, Robert Short and Chad Knowlton of Microsoft attended this meeting, as did Professor Edward Felten of Princeton University, one of plaintiffs' technical experts. Microsoft certifies that, with this submission, it has complied with the requirements of 15 U.S.C. 16(g) and that this submission is a true and complete description of such communications known to Microsoft. -2- Dated: Washington, D.C. December 10, 2001 Respectfully submitted, ___________________________ John L. Warden (Bar No. 222083) Richard J. Urowsky Steven L. Holley Michael Lacovara Richard C. Pepperman, II Ronald J. Colombo SULLIVAN & CROMWELL 125 Broad Street New York, New York 10004 (212) 558-4000 Bradley P. Smith (Bar No. 468060) SULLIVAN & CROMWELL 1701 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20006 (202) 956-7500 Counsel for Defendant Microsoft Corporation William H. Neukom Thomas W. Burt David A. Heiner, Jr. Diane D'Arcangelo Christopher J. Meyers MICROSOFT CORPORATION One Microsoft Way Redmond, Washington 98052 (425) 936-8080 Dan K. Webb WINSTON & STRAWN 35 West Wacker Drive Chicago, Illinois 60601 (312) 558-5600 Charles F. Rule (Bar No. 370818) FRIED, FRANK, HARRIS, SHRIVER & JACOBSON 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Suite 800 Washington, D.C. 20004-2505 (202) 639-7300 -3-

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