A year ago you would have been crazy to want to work as the general counsel of Long Island-based Computer Associates International. The company's GC, Steven Woghin, had plead guilty to two counts of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and obstruction of justice, and the CEO at the time, Sanjay Kumar, had been charged with similar crimes. Meanwhile, shareholders were looking to lynch company executives for cooking the books to inflate earnings.To outsiders, CA Inc., as the company is now known, seemed like a cesspool of unethical behavior.
Kenneth Handal, who accepted the GC position at CA in July 2004, viewed the conditions at CA as more of a challenge than deterrence.
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Q: You also changed the name of the legal department to the Worldwide Law Department. Why was that important?