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Apple Names General Counsel

Donald Rosenberg comes over for IBM.


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named Donald Rosenberg as its new senior vice president and general counsel.

Rosenberg joins the Cupertino, Calif., computer company from


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, where he held the same title. Rosenberg will report to Apple CEO Steve Jobs.

Apple's former general counsel, Nancy Heinen, departed the company in May without explanation from Apple, and hired a legal team for herself, according to media reports.

Apple first said it had

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uncovered irregularities in its stock options grant practices in June.

Last month, Jobs apologized to Apple shareholders and employees after a special investigation of the company's stock options practices found

manipulated grants on 15 dates between 1997 to 2002. Though Jobs did not benefit from the backdated options himself, he knew of the grants but "was unaware of the accounting implications."

At the time of the options announcement, Apple also said board member Fred Anderson had resigned. He was Apple's CFO from 1996 to 2004.

The company also said that the probe did not find any misconduct by anyone on the current management team.

At the same time, Apple said the "the investigation raised serious concerns regarding the actions of two former officers in connection with the accounting, recording and reporting of stock-option grants," and it will provide information to the

Securities and Exchange Commission

regarding their actions.

Apple shares recently tacked on another 1.2%, or 99 cents, to $84.11.