DAVID A. HEINER, is Vice President & Deputy General Counsel at Microsoft Corporation, where he heads up the legal department’s Interoperability & Antitrust Groups. Mr. Heiner is responsible for policy aspects of interoperability, work with standards organizations, antitrust counseling and representation of the company before antitrust regulatory agencies worldwide. Mr. Heiner is a graduate of Cornell University and the University of Michigan Law School. Before joining Microsoft in 1994, Mr. Heiner practiced at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York, focusing on antitrust, securities and other commercial litigation. Following law school, Mr. Heiner clerked for the Honorable Thomas P. Griesa of the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York.