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March 1, 2012 at 6:35 AM

FTC attorney who led antitrust investigations into Google joins Microsoft

Randall Long, a deputy assistant director in the Federal Trade Commission attorney who led several of the agency’s antitrust investigations into Google, will be joining Microsoft, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Long led the FTC’s investigations into Google’s acquisitions of online advertising firm DoubleClick and mobile ad network AdMob, according to the Journal.

Microsoft and Google have engaged in many legal and regulatory battles recently, including over technology patents and competition and antitrust issues.

UPDATE 11:47 a.m.: Microsoft confirmed Long will be joining the company at the end of March as director of regulatory affairs in Washington, D.C. As such, he’ll be in charge of federal and state government affairs related to regulatory issues.

“We are delighted that Randy will be joining Microsoft’s U.S. government affairs team,” Fred Humphries, vice president of U.S. Government Affairs for Microsoft, said in a statement. “His deep legal experience will provide important perspective on a range of issues that affect both consumers and the broader technology industry.”

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