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Foreign Regulators Up Co-Operation

The IBA is all about the interface of legal systems, says our man at the 2013 extravaganza, Reuben Guttman of Guttman, Buschner & Brooks PLLC. BOSTON, MASS — It is day three of the International Bar Association’s 2013 Convention and the halls of the Hynes Convention Center here are graced with lawyers from across the […]

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A Global Epicentre

Our man at the IBA, Reuben Guttman, is most impressed by a law professor from Washington University who is teaching the world from a booth in the convention centre. BOSTON, MASS — It is day two of the International Bar Association’s Convention here and Washington University Law Professor Michael Koby is sitting in a chair […]

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China Under the Spotlight in Boston

The US may be closed for business but the IBA is well and truly open. Reuben Guttman reports from the 2013 IBA Convention in Boston. The International Bar Association is open for business BOSTON, MASS — The United States government is shut down, but the International Bar Association is open for business here with its […]

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The $14 Million Mystery Whistleblower

Where did all the dollars go? Despite the US federal closure, the SEC is paying an anonymous whistleblower $14 million nor has it disclosed the scheme. More information is needed, says Reuben Guttman. WASHINGTON, DC — On the first day of the federal government shutdown, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission was sufficiently open […]

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Patients suffer from drug industry’s chronic greed

By Reuben Guttman and Traci Buschner who practice with Guttman, Buschner & Brooks PLLC in Washington DC. Commentary: Give Big Pharma a dose of strong regulatory medicine Pfizer is paying the U.S. government and a number of states more than $450 million to resolve allegations that its subsidiary, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, unlawfully marketed the immunosuppressant drug, […]

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Reflections on a Defense Giant’s Derelictions

Defense contractors have been shielded from whistleblower actions in the US. Until recently, that is, says Reuben Guttman. Rarely does the United States hold its defense contractors accountable in noticeable ways. Though there has been a lot of action under the Federal False Claims Act (FCA), the statute that allows whistleblowers to bring suit against […]

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Looking for Market Integrity in China

Economic forces globally are driving conformity in a wide range of practices, says Reuben Guttman of Guttman, Buschner & Brooks PLLC. In Hong Kong’s financial district, high end stores like Cartier, Rolex and Burberry outnumber fast food chains like McDonalds and KFC, while up north on Nanjing Xi Lu road in Shanghai, that city’s bustling […]

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The new global legal norms

As multinationals move around the globe, legal systems are cross-pollinated. China is a case in point, says Reuben Guttman who has just returned from an event in Shanghai dealing with securities dereliction. On a Saturday afternoon this month, I was part of a team of four faculty members from Emory University Law School’s Center for […]

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Justice Takes Side of Landis

Washington, DC — It looks like the false claims case against Lance Armstrong, which was brought by Floyd Landis, will finally see the light of day. It is reported that the United States Department of Justice has decided to intervene in the case against Armstrong. Landis, who brought suit as a whistleblower under the Federal […]

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Doping and how we play the game

Now that Lance Armstrong has admitted that he doped, fans across the globe must be wondering what was he thinking?  Perhaps he surmised that breaking anti-doping rules is just a part of the game. One thing that Lance Armstrong probably did not anticipate was a Federal statute known as the False Claims Act which encourages […]

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