It’s all Enron, all the time.
Nugget One: Enron ex-GC James Derrick last week told a rather curious secret about his contact with Chairman Lay and CEO Skilling:
Mr. Derrick, 61, worked on the 50th floor of Enron’s tower, where Mr. Skilling and Mr. Lay had offices. But Mr. Derrick said he rarely met with them in their offices, communicating more often by voice mail.
Voice mail? Part of active GC listening involves looking into the eyes of senior management. A sad commentary perhaps, but convenient now if you are Mr. Derrick.
Nugget Two: Jeff Skilling’s direct testimony started like this (according to WSJ Law Blog) when Daniel Petrocelli asked:
How do you feel?
Probably a little nervous.
In some ways my life is on the line.
Are you guilty or innocent?
But youâ€™re still nervous?
Want to hazard a guess as to how many mock jury sessions were required to develop this folksy intro-to-Jeff?