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Patricia Dunn Former Chairwoman of Hewlett-Packard
8-17-10NYTimes--HP Chief Fired for Cheating on Expense Reports
- HP Chief Fired for Hiding Payments to Girl Friend
The womans lawyer contacted the company in late June, charging sexual harassment. While the directors were investigating that charge, they found inaccurate expense reports that covered payments made to the woman.
3-12-07 H-P Re-starts as Spy Case Lingers On
H-P DUMPS LARRY SONSINI, POWERHOUSE SILICON VALLEY LAWYER
12-14--Hewlett-Packard severed ties with Larry Sonsini, leading Silicon Valley Lawyer.
12-1-06 Hewlett-Packard Chairman, Mark Hurd and Two Directors Sued by Shareholders for Insider Trading Shortly Before Snooping Scandal News Broke
H-P shareholders filed a lawsuit yesterday claiming breach of fiduciary duties, mismanagement and waste of corporate assets as well as insider trading by CEO Mark V. Hurd and company directors Lawrence Babbio and Lucklle Salhany. The suit claims that the two-and-a-half week period before the spying was revealed was the busiest period of stock sales by company insiders in five years.
Dunn apparently ordered the controversial snooping on board members and newsmen. Shortly after the scandal broke she resigned her position as Chairwoman effective in January, but retained her seat on the board. Today, enmeshed in the unfolding saga, she resigned her board seat effective immediately.
Executive Vice President and general counsel Ann Baskin and legal ethics officer, Kevin Hunsaker, who supervised the spying program, have engaged criminal defense attorneys.
9-23 PATRICIA DUNN AND KEVIN HUNSAKER, SENIOR COUNSEL AND CORPORATE ETHICS OFFICER RESIGN (ie they were fired)
The law firm retained to investigate the situation reported that the investigations team headed by Mr. Hunsaker provided regular updates to Patricia Dunn, and to a lesser extent to the general counsel, Ann O. Baskins. ..While noting that the firm's review was not complete, the firm's representative noted that Ms. Dunn had personally contacted and engaged Security Outsourcing Solutions, a tiny Boston-area investigative firm operated by Ronald R. DeLia, in the 2005 phase...For the first two months of the investigation, Ms. Dunn worked directly with Ron DeLia from S.O.S. and it was only two months later that the company's own detectives were brought in.
[From a NYTimes article by Damon Darlin and Matt Richtel linked below.]
9-28 HEWLETT EXECUTIVE VP AND GENERAL COUNSEL, ANNE O. BASKINS RESIGNS AND WILL NOT TESTIFY BEFORE CONGRESS
Baskins is said to have supervised H-P's snooping on directors and newspaper reporters.
[NYTimes article linked below.]
Patricia Dunn Hewlett-Packard Chairwoman Who Ordered Spying Resigned Effective Immediately
Anne Baskins H-P Executive VP & General Counsel
CHAIRWOMAN LEAVES HEWLETT IN SPYING FUROR
- Chairwoman Patricia Dunn Leaves Hewlett and two more high executives said to be out.
The spying was initiated and personally supervised in phase one in 2005 by Patricia Dunn.