The former chief financial officer of Broadcom Corp. has urged the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to sustain a lower court that blasted Los Angeles-based Irell & Manella for "ethical misconduct" in a criminal backdating case. Lawyers for William Ruehle, the former executive, said in a brief filed last week that their client believed that conversations he had with Irell & Manella attorneys were protected by the attorney-client privilege.
Ex-Broadcom Exec Urges Court to Sustain 'Misconduct' Finding Against Irell & Manella
The National Law Journal
July 21, 2009