As of this moment, we have no further information on the GC switcheroo, but we here’s an amusing little interview that was left on the cutting room floor when we were writing up the story about Sewell and Cooperman.
We left a message for Harry Wolin, GC of AMD who, if this were a comic book, would be Sewell’s arch-nemesis. AMD is Intel’s arch-rival in the chip industry and the companies have fought a bitter war over Intel’s alleged anti-competitive ways. Intel, which controls 80 percent of the microprocessor market, has been accused of offering discounts to manufacturers who agreed not to do business with AMD. Complaints by AMD have landed Intel in hot water with governments around the world, including a record-breaking $1.45 billion fine from the European Commission.
Wolin called us back and praised Sewell, but couldn’t pass up the opportunity to take a jab at Intel.
“Bruce is a good attorney and he’s done a nice job,” Wolin told Legal Pad. “I think Bruce has been put in a very difficult position trying to defend Intel’s proven illegal business practices.”
Wolin said he looks forward to working with Sewell as the “GC of a customer as opposed to a competitor.”
Sort of like Batman and the Penguin working together for once. And no, we’re not saying who’s who.
— Zusha Elinson