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Apple hires former HP attorney

updated 02:15 pm EDT, Fri April 11, 2008

Apple hires Charnas

Apple recently announced it has filled a position it has been lacking for years, as newly appointed general counsel Daniel Cooperman hired Charles Charnas, HP's lawyer of 18 years. According to AppleInsider, Charnas oversaw both the $4.5 billion acquisition of Mercury Interactive, as well as the purchase of Compaq for $25 billion. The hiring comes eight years after former attorney Michael Wyatt left Apple in 2000.

Charnas is allegedly a proud owner of an iPhone.

by MacNN Staff



  1. Haywire

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Mergers and acquisitions?

    The interesting thing is that he was, apparently, HP's M&A guy.

    S'ppose Apple's goin' huntin'?

  1. MacChicaroo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    HP Mini-NOte

    They may need his inside scoop to compete with the new HP Mini-Note....

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