Thursday, April 2, 2009

Article about in house counsel conviction

Here is a link to an article that discusses the indictment, trial, conviction, and sentencing of Berkeley Nutraceuticals’ former in-house counsel Paul Kellogg. Mr. Kellogg’s conviction arose out of two distinct series of events – one that the government alleged was designed to cover up an FDA violation, and another that the government alleged was designed to evade the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”). The article reminds us that as in-house counsel, the line between advising on legal matters and participating in business decisions can get blurred, but attorneys need to know their proper role. In this case, the attorney crossed the line and it earned him a conviction. The full article can be found here.

Thanks to the FDA Blog for the inormation.

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