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The University of California has agreed to pay $930,000 to an investigator whose firing sparked a congressional inquiry into mismanagement at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The lab dismissed investigators Glenn Walp and Steve Doran last year after they revealed fraud and mismanagement at the UC-run national laboratory. Although the men were later rehired, the lab’s action led to investigations by Congress and the Department of Energy, among others. As a result of those probes, government officials decided to put the UC’s 60-year-old contract to run the lab out to bid for the first time. Although some allegations, including one that an employee used a lab credit card to buy a Ford Mustang, were misunderstandings, others led to sweeping changes and the resignations of some lab officials. It also spawned questions about how the UC runs its other national laboratories, including one in Livermore, Calif. Her clients’ actions helped “bring the UC to its senses,” said Lynn Bernabei, a partner in Washington, D.C.’s Bernabei & Katz who represented Walp and Doran in settlement negotiations. Doran had reached an earlier agreement that included an undisclosed monetary payment and a senior law enforcement position at the UC. But until Wednesday’s announcement, Walp had not made a deal with the UC, the Washington lawyer said. “I hope that this settlement signals that the lab is ready to deal more reasonably with employees that have complaints,” said J. Gary Gwilliam, an Oakland, Calif., lawyer who was local counsel for Walp. The Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli & Brewer partner has several other suits pending against the lab. John Lundberg, deputy general counsel for the UC Regents, said that “we were, frankly, pleased to reach resolution with Glenn Walp.” The mismanagement issues raised by Walp and Doran “were issues that were of concern to the Congress, various federal agencies and the Office of the [UC] president,” Lundberg said.

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