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A Courtroom Magician vs. an Unflappable Veteran

JUSTICE'S DAVID BOIES:

EDUCATION
Northwestern University, 1964; Yale Law School, 1966

PROFESSIONAL
A maverick who left blue-chip Cravath, Swaine & Moore in 1997 to start Boies & Schiller, a 24-lawyer litigation boutique

BIG CASES
Successfully defended CBS in libel suit brought by General William Westmoreland; fought off Justice's decade-long breakup suit on behalf of IBM; represented Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. in suit against Michael Milken

SARTORIAL QUIRKS
Partial to suits from Macy's and wearing his watch over his shirt sleeve

KEY CHALLENGE IN MICROSOFT CASE
Proving a pattern of predatory conduct by tying together anecdotes about Microsoft's dealings with several companies--evidence that Warden is sure to attack


MICROSOFT'S JOHN WARDEN:

EDUCATION
Harvard, 1962; University of Virginia Law School, 1965

PROFESSIONAL
Lifelong veteran of Sullivan & Cromwell, the quintessential Wall Street firm

BIG CASES
Defended Eastman Kodak in precedent-setting private antitrust suit; helped British Airways defend separate antitrust suits brought by US Airways and Virgin Atlantic Airways; defended Goldman Sachs in a class action accusing 36 brokerages of NASDAQ price-fixing

SARTORIAL QUIRKS
Pinstripe suits and bowler hats

KEY CHALLENGE IN MICROSOFT CASE
Minimizing the damage from dozens of seemingly incriminating internal E-mails; soothing trial judge Thomas Penfield Jackson, who has been hostile to Microsoft's case



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