Sonsini Under Scrutiny

Superlawyer Larry Sonsini has ties to the Hewlett-Packard scandal and the mess over backdated options. Are his fingers in too many pies?

Larry W. Sonsini has always been Mr. Untouchable in Silicon Valley. While luminary clients such as Steve Jobs, Carly Fiorina, Marc Andreessen, and Scott McNealy have all had their messy ups and downs, Sonsini's star has always shone with a steady glow. And the publicity-shy superlawyer has been a genius at steering clear of controversy. Says one Valley leader who has worked with him for many years: "Larry is Teflon."

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