Efforts by Microsoft Corp. and Google Inc. to reach an accord with the U.S. Department of Justice on its now-secret information requests have stalled, Microsoft's general counsel, Brad Smith, said in a blog post on Friday. "We are disappointed that these negotiations ended in failure," Smith wrote of negotiations with the government over a demand by the technology companies that they be allowed to reveal Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court orders they receive. http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2013/08/31/microsoft-google-hit-impasse-in-government-talks/
James F. Booth
For more than 25 years, James Booth has provided consulting and legal services to telecommunications carriers and to enterprise companies that manage their own telecommunications networks. Since June of 2009 he has also served as General Counsel of Spread Networks, LLC, which is the industry leader in the construction and operation of low latency high speed networks. Before joining Spread he was General Counsel for OnFiber Communications, a competitive telecommunications provider, and was the sole attorney for Qwest Communications International in support of its construction of an 18,800 mile fiber optic network spanning the United States. Earlier he was lead counsel for U S WEST in its wireless and cable television ventures in the United States, Europe and Hong Kong.