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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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