5 Tips For In-House Counsel Handling Gov't Inquiries

Law360, New York (August 30, 2013, 12:07 PM EDT) -- When Lauren Stevens, former vice president and associate general counsel of GlaxoSmithKline PLC, was indicted in 2010 on charges of misleading the U.S. Food and Drug Administration about the pharmaceutical giant’s off-label promotion of its anti-depression drug Wellbutrin, it sent chills down the spine of in-house lawyers. Stevens was the in-house lawyer responsible for responding to a letter inquiry from the FDA to provide promotional materials for Wellbutrin.

The government, determining that she had been less than forthright, charged her with obstruction of justice, making false...
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