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D.C. Circuit decision in Friedman v. Sebelius overturns exclusions of three Purdue pharma executives

  • Sidley Austin LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • August 6 2012

In the pharmaceutical industry, government investigations initiated by whistleblower qui tam complaints canand often doresult in both civil and criminal charges against the company

Employee charged with theft of company trade secrets

  • Epstein Becker Green
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  • USA
  • -
  • February 9 2010

The importance of corporate security and vigilance with regard to trade secrets was demonstrated by recent events in Syracuse, New York

OIG Advisory Opinion 12-05 approves consumer rewards program

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 2 2012

In OIG Advisory Opinion 12-05, the OIG found that a consumer rewards program (the “Program”) offered by a supermarket chain with in-store and independent pharmacies (the “Requestor”) would not be subject to enforcement under the Anti-Kickback Statute (the “Kickback Statute”) or the beneficiary inducement prohibition found in the civil monetary penalties law (the “CMP Law”

“The elephant in the room”: indictment of former GlaxoSmithKline in-house attorney dismissed due to prosecutors’ misstatement of advice of counsel defense to grand jurors

  • Jenner & Block
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  • USA
  • -
  • March 24 2011

A federal district court has dismissed the indictment of a former in-house counsel at pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline ("GSK"), Lauren Stevens, who was charged in November 2010 with obstruction of a proceeding, false statements, and falsifying or concealing documents, for her role in responding to a document request from the Food and Drug Administration ("FDA"

Eli Lilly & Co

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 24 2011

In an effort to solicit members for a class action, two law firms that represent shareholders in class actions against publicly traded companies are investigating certain officers and directors of Eli Lilly

Former GSK in-house counsel Lauren Stevens acquitted

  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 10 2011

Earlier today, Honorable Roger W. Titus, who is the judge presiding over the Lauren Stevens trial, granted the defendant's motion for a judgment of acquittal, bringing the case to an end

U.S. v. Stevens: former GSK attorney acquitted on all counts

  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 16 2011

On May 10, 2011, Judge Roger Titus of the District of Maryland dismissed the case United States v. Stevens

Advice of counsel defense in US v. Lauren Stevens: dismissal of indictment is not necessarily good news for companies

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 25 2011

The indictment last November of former GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in-house counsel, Lauren Stevens, for purportedly obstructing a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigation into whether GSK marketed Wellbutrin, an anti-depressant drug, off-label, falsifying and concealing documents, and making false statements sent shockwaves through the legal community

FDA to increase enforcement actions against corporate officials

  • Faegre Baker Daniels
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 5 2010

Corporate executives have rarely been personal targets of FDA enforcement actions

Recent prison sentences demonstrate government intent to increase criminal prosecutions of liable corporate officials

  • Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 5 2011

In late November, two former senior executives of Synthes Inc. were sentenced to nine months in prison and a third sentenced to five months in prison for their management roles in a company that marketed a medical device for an unauthorized use and conducted unauthorized clinical trials