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Brocade Drops Wilson Sonsini Over Conflict Concerns

Law360 (May 30, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Technology company Brocade Communications Systems Inc. has dropped Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati as its defense counsel in a derivative lawsuit over options backdating, following the advice of a judge who raised concerns the firm was tainted by a conflict of interest.

Brocade asked the judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California for an order permitting the withdrawal of Wilson Sonsini as its counsel in the case on Friday, saying it had chosen to drop the firm “out of respect” for...
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