INTERVIEW: US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE - MICROSOFT’S CASE - HIGH TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRIES - INTERNATIONALIZATION OF ANTITRUST - CONVERGENCE BETWEEN U.S. AND EUROPE - CLEARANCE PROCEDURES - COLLECTIVE ACTIONS

Douglas Melamed (Intel): Antitrust perspectives from Silicon Valley

Interview conducted by John F. Cove, Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP, California.

You have been a partner in a prominent law firm, a high-ranking antitrust enforcer for the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”), and now, a general counsel of a leading technology company – one that has received a fair amount of antitrust scrutiny. Has your perspective on antitrust changed as you have successively assumed new roles and if so, how? Definitely. From my experience in private practice, I gained an understanding of the factual complexity of antitrust and business matters and a keen appreciation for the value of rigorous legal process to guard against hasty, mistaken judgments. My years as a senior Justice Department official gave me an understanding of the very different perspective of a government law enforcement official – both the broader responsibility and the ways in

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Authors

  • Stanford University
  • Shearman & Sterling (San Francisco)

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Douglas Melamed, John Cove, Douglas Melamed (Intel): Antitrust perspectives from Silicon Valley, September 2011, Concurrences N° 3-2011, Art. N° 37034, www.concurrences.com

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