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Jurors deciding the fate of ex-Brocade Communications human resources executive Stephanie Jensen heard quite a bit about her former boss during opening statements Monday.

Still an open question, though, is whether those jurors will ever hear from former CEO Gregory Reyes himself. In defending Jensen against charges that she falsified Brocade’s books to facilitate stock option backdating, Keker & Van Nest partner Jan Little said the procedures for handling options were already in place when Jensen joined the company. Jensen has a background in HR, not accounting, Little argued, so she was guided by her bosses: former CFO Michael Byrd, and Reyes.

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