Irell Chastised Over Ethics In Broadcom Work

Law360, New York (February 26, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge has reportedly identified “ethical failures” in Irell & Manella LLP’s work on litigation accusing Broadcom Corp. and several officers and directors of engaging in a scheme to backdate stock options that led to a decline in the company’s stock price.

Judge Cormac J. Carney of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California said the firm's breaches included failing to obtain written consent before revealing privileged information gathered from an interview with William Ruehle, Broadcom’s chief financial officer, the Daily Journal...
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