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RICHARD MARMARO | Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

WHITE-COLLAR DEFENSE

The National Law Journal

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Richard Marmaro was instrumental in uncovering evidence of prosecutorial misconduct in the criminal stock-options backdating case against former Broadcom Corp. Chief Financial Officer William Ruehle. The revelation allowed him to obtain an unusual grant of immunity for two defense witnesses, and their testimony set off a chain of events that led to dismissal of the entire case. Marmaro considers it the highlight of his career. Perhaps more important, the case underscored criticism of overzealous prosecutors; the federal judiciary is reviewing how to ensure they meet their discovery obligation.

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