Bio-Rad's Ex-GC Sues Over Firing Amid Bribery Investigation

Law360, Los Angeles (May 28, 2015, 11:17 PM EDT) -- Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc.’s former general counsel hit it with a suit in California federal court Wednesday claiming the life sciences research company illegally fired him after he reported that its leadership may be engaging in bribery in China.

Sanford S. Wadler, who started investigating evidence of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations after the company was accused of similar misconduct in other countries, accused Bio-Rad officers and directors of “stonewalling” his own investigation. The suit also criticizes investigations by Bio-Rad’s counsel at Steptoe & Johnson LLP that...
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