Larry Sonsini and his firm, Wilson Sonsini, paid $9.5 million to client Brocade to forget about that little backdating thing. It's possible they'll have to pay more if Gregory Reyes, Brocade's former CEO and current pokey-bound backdating whipping boy, has his way. Reyes has hired L.A. white-collar criminal specialist Terry Bird to figure out whether he's got some contribution claims against the likes of Sonsini, a former Brocade board member, and his firm, say people familiar with Bird's role.
Backdating: The Gift That Keeps on Giving
December 18, 2008