Statements that a former executive of Broadcom Corp. made to his lawyers — who represented the company at the same time — were not protected by attorney-client privilege, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Wednesday.

William Ruehle, the former chief financial officer of Broadcom, had argued that certain statements he made during an internal investigation by Los Angeles-based Irell & Manella of stock options backdating were confidential and should not have ended up in the hands of the U.S. government.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]