Ten hours before openings in the government's stock option case against former McAfee general counsel Kent Roberts, attorneys on both sides got a surprise: a set of previously undisclosed e-mails. That puts corporate lawyers in the difficult position of trying to explain the slip-up without violating attorney-client privilege or incurring criminal penalties. Judge Marilyn Hall Patel demanded that lawyers from McAfee, Howrey and Wilson Sonsini offer explanations on Thursday.
Discovery Disaster Threatens to Derail Case Against Former McAfee GC
September 18, 2008