by CIO Staff

HP General Counsel Ann Baskins Quits

Sep 28, 20061 min

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Another top Hewlett-Packard executive will leave the company, with HP’s announcement on Thursday that its general counsel, Ann Baskins, has resigned, effective immediately.

It is unclear how closely involved Baskins, who worked for HP for 24 years, was in the internal investigation scandal plaguing HP. The company is being investigated for potentially using illegal methods in its hunt to uncover an internal source leaking information to the press.

HP’s chairman of the board has already resigned, and other top executives including a senior counsel and the global security manager have left the company since the scandal erupted.

Baskins is among many top officials at HP that a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee has subpoenaed, requiring them to testify as part of the committee’s investigation Thursday.

-Nancy Gohring, IDG News Service (Dublin Bureau)

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