The U.S. Department of justice is not ready to sue apple. Google needs to hire lawyers from outside


Gary reback, a leading antitrust lawyer in Silicon Valley
Gary reback, a leading Silicon Valley antitrust lawyer, said today that the US Department of justice is not ready to sue technology giants such as apple, Google and Facebook. In order to win the lawsuit, the Department of justice may also need to recruit experienced litigation lawyers from outside.
Last July, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it would launch a large-scale antitrust investigation into Google, Facebook, apple and Amazon to determine whether the four technology giants were involved in antitrust competition.
The US Department of Justice said at the time that it would examine whether and how leading online platforms can gain market dominance, and whether there are behaviors that reduce competition, inhibit innovation or harm consumers’ interests. In addition, the dominance of these companies in the market and suspicious business practices will be investigated.
It was reported earlier this month that the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against Google as soon as this month. In an interview with the media today, ribeck said the government’s antitrust lawyers were not ready to compete with apple, Google and other technology giants in court.
As a well-known antitrust lawyer, ribeck has been listed in the “top 100 most influential lawyers” of the United States for many times. Twenty years ago, reebeck also helped the U.S. Department of justice launch an antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft. He said the Department of justice has the ability to conduct antitrust investigations against technology companies such as apple and Google, but it is not yet able to actually sue them. When the Ministry of justice sued Microsoft, it introduced outside litigation lawyers. This time, the justice department may have to do the same.
Ribeck said the Department of justice appears to have the ability to conduct a thorough antitrust investigation, but it is not clear whether there are any litigants (litigation lawyers). The justice department may have to bring in outside lawyers, as it did in the Microsoft case.
In addition, ribeck points out that in addition to the issue of litigation lawyers, lawsuits against large technology companies will be affected by another issue: the idea of the next government. Both the next Congress and the new government coming to power next year will “have to think almost from scratch how they will enforce antitrust laws,” ribeck said.