Google Antitrust Hearing Witness List

    September 16, 2011
    Chris Crum

We got an email today from the FairSearch Coalition with a witness list for Google’s upcoming hearing with the Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, competition policy and consumer rights.

The hearing takes place on Wednesday, September 21 at 2:00 p.m. The witness list is as follows:

Panel I

Eric Schmidt
Executive Chairman
Google Inc.
Mountain View, CA
Panel II

Jeff Katz
Chief Executive Officer
Nextag, Inc.
San Mateo, CA
Jeremy Stoppelman
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer
Yelp, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
Thomas O. Barnett
Covington & Burling LLP
Washington, DC
Susan A. Creighton
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, PC
Washington, DC

FairSearch also attached what it calls it refers to as a “Fact Sheet”:

Fair Search Fact Sheet
Fair Search Fact Sheet

They also put together a list of Google quotes here.

FairSearch, as you may know, was formed mainly to see Google’s acquisition of ITA Software blocked. It’s made up mainly of competing travel sites. Google actually just launched Flight Search this week, based on ITA technology.

While the coalition was unable to see the acquisition blocked it still continues to fight Google on competition policy.

It should be quite interesting to learn the results of the hearing.