Antitrust Suit Looms For Google’s New GC
August 31, 2020
Google has named Halimah DeLaine Prado, a veteran of the tech giant’s legal team, to be its new general counsel. She has a lot on her plate. The Big Three, Facebook, Amazon and Google are facing intense scrutiny from the DOJ, the SEC and many state attorneys general. Google has been the subject of a long-running antitrust probe. A federal lawsuit alleging anti-competitive practices is said to be imminent. Google CEO Sundar Pichai recently appeared at a highly-publicized congressional hearing about antitrust, where lawmakers from both major parties grilled him about market dominance, privacy and work with the military. DeLaine Prado succeeds Kent Walker, who has been serving a dual role as senior vice president of global affairs and GC. Walker calls her “uniquely qualified.” She joined Google 14 years ago.
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