Categories: Options Backdating

Greg Reyes Exonerated On Options Backdating. Why That’s A Good Thing.

Posted by: Peter Burrows on August 19

I’ve covered Greg Reyes’ legal woes around options backdating from the very start—from the time word was just starting to zip around Silicon Valley that the Justice Department was looking…

Former Brocade CEO Greg Reyes Guilty in Stock Options Case

Posted by: Rob Hof on August 07

A jury just found former Brocade CEO Greg Reyes guilty on all 10 counts in the government’s first stock options backdating case against an executive. It’s a surprisingly clear victory…

Awaiting a Verdict in the First Options Backdating Criminal Trial

Posted by: Peter Burrows on July 30

Earlier this morning, the jury in the Greg Reyes case filed out of the courtroom to begin their deliberations on the 10-count indictment of the former CEO of Brocade Communication….

A Big Day in the Greg Reyes Options Backdating Trial

Posted by: Peter Burrows on July 26

Lawyers in the trial to convict former Brocade Communications CEO Greg Reyes on securities fraud and related charges gave their final arguments yesterday (or most of them, anyway. Attorneys are…

Where Have All the Star Witnesses Gone, in the Greg Reyes Backdating Trial?

Posted by: Peter Burrows on July 21

Courtroom No. 8 at the Federal courthouse in San Francisco was packed last Thursday, on the assumption that Judge Charles Breyer would rule on a motion by the defense to…

Of course, backdating is bad. But is it always crooked?

Posted by: Peter Burrows on February 23

OK, Rob, thanks for the invite to dig farther into this backdating issue (see the next post). The question underlying my story this week isn’t whether backdating is bad. Of…

Options Prosecutions May Be Weak, But Backdating Was Still Wrong

Posted by: Rob Hof on February 22

My colleague Peter Burrows has a story in this week’s issue making the case that stock-options backdating cases may prove weaker than they look. He may well be right. But…

The Steve Jobs Effect…on the Backdating Scandal

Posted by: Peter Burrows on January 24

Now that Apple’s board has decided to stand by its man, other boards will feel they have more head room to stand by theirs, as well.

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