Our Litigators of the Week are Brian Heberlig of Steptoe, Christopher Morvillo of Clifford Chance and Gary Lincenberg of Bird, Marella, Rhow, Lincenberg, Drooks, & Nessim. Heberlig and Morvillo represented former Autonomy CEO Mike Lynch and Lincenberg represented former vice president of finance Stephen Chamberlain in a three-month trial where the men were charged with inflating revenues in the run-up to the software company’s $11.7 billion acquisition by Hewlett-Packard in 2011. 

HP took an $8.8 billion writedown on the deal in 2012. Federal prosecutors branded it as the largest corporate fraud in Silicon Valley history. But last week a federal jury in San Francisco found both Lynch, who testified on his own behalf, and Chamberlain, who did not, not guilty of all charges.