Manufactured evidence led to Bio-Rad’s undoing, whistleblower's lawyers say

How an in-house lawyer fired for raising foreign bribery concerns took on his former employer, and won.

Inside In-House

In-house legal and compliance professionals are often the unsung heroes of an organisation, steering companies through complex legal and public relations hurdles. Here, GIR highlights the in-house lawyers and other specialists who work tirelessly in the background helping companies manage crises that arise when allegations of misconduct break the surface.

Former Pfizer in-house lawyer joins DLA Piper

Louis Ramos, a former assistant US attorney and in-house lawyer at Pfizer, has joined DLA Piper in Washington, DC.

Jeremy Levin departs Baker Botts for in-house

Jeremy Levin, who worked until recently as a partner at Baker Botts in Washington, DC, has left the firm for a position at a major UK defence contractor.

Court faces “extremely daunting” task in privilege dispute between Bio-Rad and FCPA whistleblower

The right of in-house lawyers to sue employers for whistleblower retaliation is at stake in a legal privilege tussle between medical device company Bio-Rad Laboratories and a former general counsel.

Tyco’s former in-house FCPA counsel joins compliance consultancy

Dan Dorsky, a compliance specialist who was heavily involved in a five-year effort to clean up security products manufacturer Tyco following a foreign bribery probe, has joined Compliance Risk Concepts (CRC), the consultancy announced on 25 October.

Expert witnesses clash on former Bio-Rad general counsel's FCPA allegations

Expert witnesses called by Bio-Rad Laboratories and its former general counsel-turned whistleblower have offered divergent views on whether the in-house lawyer acted improperly when he raised FCPA allegations with the company.

Miller & Chevalier expands international practice with in-house counsel hire

Alejandra Montenegro Almonte, a general counsel for a division of travel services company gategroup, has joined Miller & Chevalier in Washington, DC.

The taboo around in-house lawyers-turned whistleblowers

Why the legal industry is struggling to get to grips with the idea of in-house lawyers blowing the whistle on their employers.

Paul Weiss adds former in-house counsel to FCPA practice

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison has added Peter Jaffe, who worked previously on a corporate monitorship team overseeing Norwegian oil company Statoil, as counsel to its foreign bribery practice in Washington, DC.

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