Bill Gates, Microsoft CEO
Co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of
Microsoft Corporation. Involved in key management, decisions and technical development of new products. The country's wealthiest person.
Joel I. Klein, Assistant Attorney General
Klein heads the Justice Department's antitrust division. Served a two-year stint in the White House where he handled Whitewater matters before departing for the Justice Department in 1995. Klein moved to Washington in 1973 shortly after he helped start Onek, Klein & Farr, a boutique firm specializing in complex litigation and appeals work.
Thomas P. Jackson, Federal District Court Judge
Jackson has been a judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia since 1982. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School. He was brought to the Microsoft case in August 1995. He also teaches at George Washington University Law Center.
David Boies, Justice Deptartment's Lead Attorney
Boies began with the department's antitrust division in 1997. Currently a partner in the firm of Boies & Schiller LLP, Boies has tried a number of cases for the Justice Department, including U.S. v. IBM, in which he defended IBM against the government's allegation of monopolization in the computer-systems business.
Stephen D. Houck, Lawyer Representing 20 States
Houck has been chief of the antitrust bureau of the New York State Attorney General's Office since 1995. Prior to government service, he was an associate and partner at Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine, specializing in antitrust and commercial litigation. He is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School.
William H. Neukom, Microsoft Senior Vice President, Law and Corporate Affairs
Prior to joining Microsoft in 1985, Neukom was a member of the firm Shidler, McBroom, Gates & Baldwin (now Preston Gates &
Ellis). William Henry Gates Jr. (Bill Gates' father) was the firm's managing partner. Neukom is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Stanford University.
John Warden, Microsoft's Lead Attorney
Warden is a veteran of the firm Sullivan & Cromwell and made a name for himself when he defended Eastman Kodak in a precedent-setting private antitrust suit in 1979. Warden is a graduate of Harvard and University of Virginia Law School.