In a recent 9th Circuit brief, prosecutors argued that former Broadcom CFO William Ruehle knew that statements he made to his attorneys were not confidential and were not protected by attorney-client privilege. In a brief filed July 30, prosecutors added that a district court judge relied on the wrong standard in determining whether the privilege applied, and that what the lower court deemed "ethical misconduct" by Irell & Manella violated conduct rules but did not automatically render Ruehle's statements confidential.
Government: Ex-Broadcom CFO Knew Statements Weren't Confidential
The National Law Journal
August 4, 2009