Frank (Quattrone) is Free

The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals decision is out on the prior decision against investment banker Frank Quattrone in a tech IPO-related obstruction of justice case. The three-judge panel overturned the Quattrone conviction and asked that the case be assigned to a new judge.

The issues are somewhat technical, centering largely on whether the judge’s instructions and prosecutor’s permitted line of questioning prejudiced the jury, but the effect is the same: Frank is Free. Well, free for now anyway, as this case has already been through two full trials, and now looks set for a third.

Related posts:

  1. Quattrone and IPO allocations — Wrong!
  2. Frank Talk about Air Canada Bankruptcy
  3. Profile of Thomas “What’s the Matter With Kansas?” Frank
  4. Profiting from Free Software
  5. Frank Biondi’s Bad VC Adventure


  1. Hairy Boutros says:

    Frank and George and company are well liked in the valley. Their only crime is hubris. But they love what they do and they are damn good at it.