Dechert Tapped For Probe Of Ex-HP CEO's Exit Deal

Law360, New York (January 27, 2011, 4:17 PM EST) -- Dechert LLP will help an independent committee of Hewlett-Packard Co. directors investigate the company's separation deal with ex-CEO Mark Hurd, which shareholders claim was wasteful, an HP representative said Thursday.

New York-based Dechert partner Andrew J. Levander will take a lead role on the firm's work on the probe. Levander, who is Dechert's chairman-elect, has represented clients including former Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain and Lehman Brothers Holding Inc.'s outside directors.

Levander formerly served as assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York in...
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