Hewlett-Packard’s general counsel has resigned, the embattled computer maker said Thursday as current and former executives prepare to testify before a Congressional subcommittee about its controversial leak investigation.
Ann Baskins, a 24-year veteran of the company, is the fourth figure to resign from the company within the past week. Last Friday, C.E.O. Mark V. Hurd said that Patricia C. Dunn, the chairwoman who authorized efforts to find a leaker on the board of directors, had stepped down from the board of directors. On Tuesday, a spokesman said senior counsel Kevin Hunsaker and global security chief Anthony Gentilucci had left the firm.
Media reports have labeled the four figures as key players in the operation.