Thursday, May 25, 2006

Breaking the law: Breaking news

As more news breaks about companies suspected or investigated in connection with options backdating, it may be useful to maintain (and keep updating) a list of companies that have come under fire.
Here's a quick-reference list! (Sources: WSJ articles and other newspapers. Please let me know if any dates are off.)

Company Date implicated Who initiated itAnalog Devices Fall 2005 SEC
Mercury Interactive 1-Nov-05 Company
Affiliated Computer
Services 18-Mar-06 WSJ
Brooks Automation 18-Mar-06 WSJ
Comverse Technology 18-Mar-06 WSJ
Jabil Circuit 18-Mar-06 WSJ
United Health 18-Mar-06 WSJ
Vitesse Semiconductor 18-Mar-06 WSJ
Power Integrations 5-May-06 Company?
Altera Corp. 8-May-06 Company
Caremark Rx 18-May-06 SEC, Grand Jury
SafeNet 18-May-06 US Attorney, SEC
Semtech 18-May-06 SEC
Nyfix 19-May-06 US Attorney
Sycamore Networks 19-May-06 SEC
RSA Security 19-May-06 SEC
Boston Communications
Group 22-May-06 WSJ
CNET Networks 22-May-06 WSJ, then SEC
F5 Networks 22-May-06 SEC, Grand Jury
Juniper Networks 22-May-06 US Attorney
KLA Tencor 22-May-06 WSJ
Meade Instruments 22-May-06 WSJ
Openwave Systems 22-May-06 SEC
Quest Software 22-May-06 Company
Renal Care Group 22-May-06 WSJ
Trident Microsystems 22-May-06 WSJ
Medarex Inc. 24-May-06 SEC

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