Kent Roberts, the ex-general counsel of McAfee, has sued his former employer for defamation, invasion of privacy and malicious prosecution. Roberts, who was acquitted of fraud last year, is accusing McAfee of making him the scapegoat in the company's stock option backdating scandal. What's more, he accuses the company's outside lawyers at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Howrey of helping to frame him through a campaign called "Project Shield," designed to shift attention away from McAfee's board and its then-CEO.
Ex-GC Sues McAfee, Accuses Howrey and Wilson Sonsini of Complicity in 'Project Shield'
The American Lawyer
September 18, 2009