05/27/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

The Broadcom Boys And The Legal Eagles Trying To Keep Them Out Of Jail

The Broadcom Corp. founders accused of engineering a massive stock fraud have always been a study in contrasts: Henry Samueli, the professorial strategist who bought the NHL's Anaheim Ducks, and Henry T. Nicholas III, the driven deal maker whose personal life has made headlines.

The differences seem to extend to the lawyers they've chosen to defend them against federal allegations.

Nicholas has hired a roomful of high-profile lawyers known for famous courtroom defenses, including Brendan V. Sullivan Jr., who represented Iran-Contra figure Oliver L. North.

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