One of its consultants got The Call.
FBI agents questioned a consultant for Gerson Lehrman Group in August as part of the probe, according to people familiar with the matter. The consultant, an employee of Marvell Technology Group Ltd., provided information about the technology industry to a Gerson client, Diamondback Capital Management LLC, a hedge fund the FBI raided last week, the people said.The Gerson consultant, Menucher Menuchehry, is a 41-year-old employee of Marvell working in the business-development and strategy area of the company, according to public records. It isn't known whether authorities suspect Mr. Menuchehry passed inside information to any fund. A lawyer for Mr. Menuchehry declined to comment.
Mr. Menuchehry worked for Gerson Lehrman during the past two years and also has worked for Primary Global as well as other expert networks, according to people familiar with the matter. Gerson's company policy limits its consultants who currently work at companies from doing more than three consultations with a single fund in a year. In 2008, for instance, he did just three calls with Diamondback because of Gerson limits, the person close to the situation said. He also did calls this year for Primary Global and others, this person said.