Neppl Quoted on Eric Schmidt's Departure from Apple

04 August 2009 Bloomberg News

Foley Partner Gregory Neppl was quoted in an article that appeared on Bloomberg on August 4, 2009 titled “Schmidt’s Apple Exit Suggests New Antitrust Targets.” Neppl discusses Google Inc. CEO Eric Schmidt’s resignation as an Apple Inc. director. He observes that Schmidt’s departure was likely seen as the quickest way to resolve a potential conflict of interest between Google and Apple, adding that the departure was probably motivated by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s inquiry into whether Google and Apple were breaking antitrust law by sharing board members.