Apple's former top lawyer settles options-backdating case for $2.2 million Nancy Heinen, former general counsel for Apple, has reached a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission. She neither admits nor denies wrongdoing over charges that she forged board documents to backdate executive stock options — instead, she gets to avoid a trial. Heinen also agrees to pay $2.2 million and is barred from serving as an officer of a public company or practicing law before the SEC for five years. Who will sculpt a bust wreathed with laurels in the honor of a woman who so courageously fell on her sword for tyrant CEO Steve Jobs ? [WSJ ]