Charges Against William Ruehle Dismissed in Backdating Case – Skadden Arps

December 2009 – Skadden successfully defended William Ruehle, former CFO of Broadcom, Inc., in the high-profile stock-options backdating criminal case by achieving a complete dismissal of all charges against our client. After an eight-week trial, the federal judge on December 15 granted a motion for judgment of acquittal on all charges and also dismissed all charges on the further ground of prosecutorial misconduct. Skadden partner Rich Marmaro stated that “Justice was served.”

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