Irell Flayed For Ethical Misconduct In Broadcom Case

Law360, New York (April 3, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The criminal backdating case against Broadcom Corp.’s former chief financial officer has faltered now that the court has suppressed evidence it says Irell & Manella LLP improperly provided prosecutors and hurled the firm to the California State Bar for discipline over the debacle.

After Judge Cormac J. Carney of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California eliminated the evidence from the record, he gave Irell & Manella a thrashing Wednesday for subverting a client’s “inviolate” rights and passing crucial information attained from Ruehle...
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