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FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2001
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JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF LEAD COUNSEL FOR MICROSOFT CASE
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice announced today that Philip S. Beck will be named lead trial counsel for the Microsoft case. Beck will join the Antitrust Division's staff, including M.J. Moltenbrey, a senior official, and Phillip R. Malone, the senior trial attorney who has been leading the Division's career staff in its successful prosecution of the case to this point.
Beck, a founding partner at Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott, will be retained by the Department beginning Monday, July 23.
"Phil Beck is an extraordinarily talented and highly regarded trial attorney," said Charles A. James, Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust. "His extensive litigation experience and ability to deal with complex issues make him a perfect choice to lead the litigation team as the case moves back to the District Court for further proceedings as ordered by the Court of Appeals."