Samuel Miller

FTC hires ex-Fannie Mae counsel to run Google probe

Samuel Miller quoted in Bloomberg Businessweek, April 27, 2012

“Historically, the FTC and the Justice Department bring in outside counsel only in the most high-profile and complicated cases, and only when they’re really serious about proceeding,” said Samuel Miller, senior counsel with Sidley Austin LLP in San Francisco, who was tapped to lead the department’s antitrust case against Microsoft Corp. in 1994.

US hires top lawyer to lead Google case

Samuel Miller quoted in The Financial Times, April 27, 2012

The hiring of a special counsel indicates that Mr Leibowitz believes his investigation has turned up strong evidence against Google, said Samuel Miller, who took on a similar role as special counsel during the Department of Justice’s first investigation of Microsoft in 1994.

FTC hires outside attorney in Google antitrust case

Samuel Miller quoted in San Jose Mercury News, April 26, 2012

“This means, to me, that the FTC is quite serious about bringing a case against Google,” said Samuel Miller, a San Francisco antitrust lawyer who was recruited by the Justice Department in 1993 to prosecute its first antitrust case against Microsoft. “The antitrust authorities don’t bring in outside counsel unless they are very serious about bringing a case.”

Samuel Miller Calls Google a Monopoly

CNNMoney, March 31, 2011 by David Goldman (registration required; go to H:\Law School in the News\In the News 2011\News Clips for article)

“Having prosecuted the Microsoft case, its seems to me that Google, as a monopoly, is engaging in the same tactics to keep its dominant position as Microsoft was engaging in,” Miller says. “Those are the same tactics that got Microsoft in trouble.”