Microsoft Hires Lobbyists in Anticipation of Yahoo Acquisition

Microsoft is preparing for the best in its unsolicited bid for Yahoo. The AP is reporting that the software giant has hired lobbyists to address the inevitable regulatory concerns that will arise should the deal go through. Bryan Cave Strategies LLC will represent the Redmond-based Microsoft in what would likely be a hostile takeover.

Just one week remains before Microsoft's ultimatum deadline rears its ugly head. Yahoo releases first quarter revenues on Tuesday, and has been doing everything it can to resist the deal or raise the bid to a higher price tag.