August 24, 2007

Wall Street Journal Reports on Willkie’s Role in High-Profile Dell Investigation


The August 17 edition of The Wall Street Journal (page A3) reports that based on the findings of a comprehensive internal investigation conducted by Willkie and KMPG, Dell Inc. said it would restate more than four years of its financial results. The WSJ wrote that "a massive internal investigation found that unidentified senior executives and other employees manipulated company accounts to hit quarterly performance goals." The Journal notes that as part of the investigation Willkie conducted 233 interviews with 146 individuals.

The investigation was handled by: Partners - Michael R. Young, John R. Oller, James C. Dugan, Antonio Yanez, Jr, and Scott S. Rose; Special Counsel - Mei Lin Kwan-Gett; Associates - C.J. Albertie, Constantina Aprilakis, Sharon M. Blaskey, Kristin M. Darr, Houston Goddard, Matthew D. Kane, Hilary R. Kastleman, Emily C. Minarcik, Norman P. Ostrove, Ori Portnoy, Joseph F. Richburg, Frank M. Scaduto and Brian A. Turetsky; and Staff Attorney - Van V. Mejia.

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