Did the top lawyer at Merial Limited mislead Pennsylvania court officialsabout his resume? Horace “Hod” Nalle appears to have been general counsel ofthe animal pharmaceutical company for a decade, according to severalsources. But in a recent application to renew his Pennsylvania lawlicense — which he let lapse in 2002 — Nalle made no mention of being generalcounsel. The omission didn’t seem to bother disciplinary officials, who inJune recommended his reinstatement.

Nalle declined to comment for this article, and Merial’s corporatecommunications director did not respond to requests for comment.