Monday, August 28, 2006

Prominent Corporate Lawyers Didn't Stop Shady Options Deals

A review by The Recorder of SEC filings for 17 companies that had prominent Silicon Valley lawyers serving as directors has uncovered questionable option grant dates for executives at five. While the grant patterns aren't necessarily evidence of wrongdoing, they do suggest that suspect pay practices at startups may be more commonplace than previously thought. They also raise new questions about what some name-brand lawyers knew, or should have known, in their roles as directors.

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