whistle-blower retaliation

In-house attorneys face unique situations when it comes to client relationships and job responsibilities. But when it comes to ethical obligations, the Model Rules don’t recognize any difference between lawyers who work in-house and others.  Model Rule 1.0(c) defines “law firm” to include lawyers employed “in the legal department of” an organization, and it has

Sport and justiceA fired GC of a public company recently fended off dismissal of his whistle-blower retaliation claims in California district court.  Adding to a split in authority, the chief magistrate judge for the Northern District of California held (1) that the protections of the Dodd-Frank Act applied even though the GC made his report internally, and