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Bio-Rad: In-House Counsel – Trusted Adviser, Whistleblower or Both?

Recorded on: Mar. 24, 2017
Running Time: 01:02:20

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Taken from the briefing Bio-Rad: In-House Counsel – Trusted Adviser, Whistleblower or Both? recorded March, 2017 in New York.

On February 6, 2017, a federal jury awarded Bio-Rad’s former general counsel Sanford Wadler $8 million in damages based on his allegation that the company retaliated against him for reporting FCPA violations. Wadler v. Bio-Rad Labs, Inc., No. 15-CV-02356 (N.D. Cal.).

Listen to Kenneth P. Herzinger, partner and vice-chair of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP’s White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance Practice Group, for a one-hour discussion of the Bio-Rad decision and its implications for attorney-client communications, whistleblower retaliation claims, and SEC whistleblower reports and bounty claims.

Lecture Topics  [01:02:20]

  • An overview of Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank whistleblower claims
  • The SEC’s up-the-ladder reporting and whistleblower bounty provisions
  • A discussion of the Bio-Rad case, including the rulings permitting the use of attorney-client information and the trial
  • Implications for corporate attorney-client communications, and the use of privileged information in whistleblower retaliation claims and SEC whistleblower claims

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  • Bio-Rad: In-House Counsel – Trusted Adviser, Whistleblower or Both?
    Kenneth P. Herzinger
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Kenneth P Herzinger ~ Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
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