There was good news and bad news for former Brocade Chief Executive Gregory Reyes in his criminal case Friday. Reyes managed to wrest evidence about the company from two big law firms. But the evidence is going to the judge’s chambers, and Reyes and his attorney will only see it if the judge thinks they should.

U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer found that the firms, Morrison & Foerster and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, had waived attorney-client privilege by handing over findings from internal investigations they did of the company to government investigators.