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Bio-Rad launches new attack on former general counsel

Bio-Rad launches new attack on former general counsel

14 March 2017

After losing a wrongful dismissal lawsuit in February, pharmaceutical company Bio-Rad Laboratories has again attacked its ex-general counsel Sanford Wadler, arguing that an investigation into his FCPA allegations proved the former in-house lawyer’s "incompetence".

FCPA Docket: Bio-Rad seeks new trial in foreign bribery whistleblower case

FCPA Docket: Bio-Rad seeks new trial in foreign bribery whistleblower case

13 March 2017

In today’s news round-up, Bio-Rad Laboratories files for a new trial in a wrongful dismissal case against its former general counsel, and a WilmerHale partner defends Jay Clayton, the nominee for SEC chair.

FCPA whistleblower's lawsuit against Bio-Rad may continue, magistrate judge rules

26 October 2015

Magistrate Judge Joseph Spero on Oct. 23 also ruled that individual corporate directors could be held liable for whistleblower claims under two different financial reform laws.

SEC touts BNY Mellon action in FY 2015 enforcement round-up

22 October 2015

The August settlement was the agency's first-ever FCPA resolution with a financial institution and its first resolution of a China hiring practices case.

SEC Intervening in Whistleblower Cases Earlier to Defend Dodd-Frank Reading

21 August 2015

So far, at the district level, the SEC has only filed the Berman amicus brief as an example of its position, whereas it has used tailored amicus briefs in each of the appellate whistleblower cases.

UPDATED: SEC Seeks to Intervene in Bio-Rad Whistleblower Case

10 August 2015

The federal regulatory agency moved a district court in California to allow it to file an amicus brief supporting former general counsel Sanford Wadler.

Bio-Rad Whistleblower Was Fired for ‘Abusive Conduct,’ Company Says

31 July 2015

The life sciences research company moved to dismiss a lawsuit claiming that it illegally fired its former general counsel for blowing the whistle on alleged bribery in China.

Former Bio-Rad General Counsel Files Bribery-Related Whistleblower Lawsuit

01 June 2015

Sanford Wadler alleges the life sciences company illegally fired him after he reported to its audit committee suspicions that Bio-Rad had bribed foreign officials in China.

Plaintiffs Firms Demand to Inspect Bio-Rad's Books and Records

23 April 2015

The life sciences research company is fighting a request from shareholders to look at documents related to alleged bribery in Russia, Vietnam and Thailand.

Bio-Rad Discloses New Shareholder Derivative Lawsuit Over Alleged Foreign Bribery

03 March 2015

The life science research company also faces a demand in Delaware to inspect books and records, pursuant to Section 220 of Delaware General Corporation Law.

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