The spotlight was on prosecutorial misconduct when a judge recently dismissed stock options backdating charges against several Broadcom Corp. executives. In tossing the case on Dec. 15, the judge blasted the government for multiple missteps by one of its lawyers. Lost in the uproar was what former general counsel David Dull had to say about Broadcom’s options process. Testifying during the trial of the company’s ex-chief financial officer, Dull said the chip maker had a loose way of making grants — a situation he tried to help fix as GC.

Although Dull was a target of the government’s Broadcom investigation, he was never charged himself. Still, he had to spend two days on the witness stand during the trial of former Chief Financial Officer William Ruehle.

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