Microsoft Plucks New Lawyer To Lead E.U. Charge

Law360, New York (September 1, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Microsoft Corp. has tapped a new in-house lawyer to handle matters in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, calling on him to lead the charge in the software giant's longstanding feud with European Union antitrust regulators.

The software giant revealed the hiring of Erich Andersen on Friday, naming him as Horacio Gutierrez’s replacement.

Gutierrez will now relocate to the company’s Washington headquarters, where he will focus on intellectual property matters.

Andersen has been part of the Microsoft team since 1995 and has worked on a slew...
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