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Jeffrey Wertkin (left) outside the San Francisco federal courthouse with attorney Cris Arguedas. (Photo: Jason Doiy)

SAN FRANCISCO — Former Justice Department lawyer Jeffrey Wertkin pleaded guilty Wednesday afternoon in a case where he’s accused of attempting to sell sealed whistleblower lawsuits to targeted companies.

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Ross Todd

Ross Todd is bureau chief of The Recorder in San Francisco. He writes about litigation in the Bay Area and around California. Contact Ross at rtodd@alm.com. On Twitter: @Ross_Todd.

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