Enron, Tyco and Andersen were all back in the news again this spring. Kozlowski was on the stand professing his innocence; the Supreme Court heard Andersen's appeal; and Magnolia Pictures released a big-screen documentary about the Enron scandal. The public and the media seem to have an unquenchable appetite for these scandals. And that isn't good news for the former in-house lawyers of these scandal-plagued companies.
As this month's cover story reveals, the lawyers who worked at these companies have had a tough time getting their careers back on track. Few major firms or large public companies will go near them.