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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 th...

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...

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...

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...

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 Departm...

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....

It shouldn’t be about the bounty

Whistleblowers have bagged US federal authorities a pile of recovered cash this year – and themselves some big reward money.  But Reuben Guttman’s hero is a man who received not a penny of bounty...

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

By Reuben Marvin Miller, the one-time Steelworkers Union economist and the man behind the modern baseball player's union -- and perhaps indirectly all North American professional athletes’ union...

What it means to be a whistleblower

Individuals blowing the whistle can receive millions of dollars for their information but is this the motivation? 2012 can be looked upon as the year of the whistleblower as the US government wa...

Doing the right thing

Are global corporations under just a moral obligation rather than a legal duty to behave responsibly around the world?  See Reuben Guttman’s October 5, 2012 blog in The European Lawyer. DUBLIN –...

Professional melting pot

DUBLIN -- At the old Jameson Distillery, lawyers from across the globe danced into the night listening to a band from Long Island pumping out the music of the Irish rockers U2. The International...

Puckering Up

“Whether to blow or not to blow – that intriguing issue triggered heated debate at a session on criminal fraud and the global economic recession at this week’s International Bar Association annua...

“Backing Barack”

The US President wins some heavyweight economic support as Reuben Guttman sees the curtain rise on the International Bar Association’s annual gathering in Dublin, Ireland.  See Reuben Guttman’s O...

AEI Presents Study on the Effects of Anti-Industry Bias

Last Thursday, June 21, 2012, the American Enterprise Institute held a panel, entitled "Muzzle pharma, harm patients: The dangers of anti-industry bias."  Sitting on the panel were George Ch...

About the Abbott Settlement

By Reuben Guttman and Traci Buschner We were proud to have represented the lead whistleblower in Abbott's 1.6 billion dollar settlement with the government which resolved claims involving t...

Why Fighting Government Contract Fraud Makes a Difference

As the fate of a government shutdown last week was teetering over budget cuts of between $20-$40 billion, I could not help remind myself that only last year the Deputy Attorney General of the Uni...

The Schindler Decision: Now It’s Congress’ Turn

With the heightened pleading standard established by the Supreme Court in Twombly and Iqbal, it must follow that Plaintiffs are entitled to some accommodation in the manner and methods used to mu...
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