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Autonomy Executives Said to Hire Lawyers Weingarten, Keker

Mike Lynch, former chief executive officer at Hewlett-Packard Co.’s Autonomy unit, hired criminal defense lawyer Reid Weingarten, while Sushovan Hussain, who was Autonomy’s finance chief, hired attorney John Keker, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Hewlett-Packard said in December that the U.S. Justice Department had opened an investigation into the company’s allegations that British software maker Autonomy misrepresented its performance before being bought last year. The largest personal computer maker booked an $8.8 billion writedown related to Autonomy in November after concluding that some revenue had been recorded prematurely or improperly.