May 19, 2021
Speaking to The Wall Street Journal, Phillips & Cohen partner Sean McKessy says the government’s new anti-money laundering whistleblower program is floundering partially because it lacks leadership.
Sean McKessy, who helped set up the SEC whistleblower program as the first chief of the whistleblower office, said the lack of leadership in the government program is making some law firms hesitant to get involved.
“I saw my job as publicizing the program to whistleblowers,” Mr. McKessy said. “I just don’t think you can get a program off the ground if you don’t have a champion internally and externally.”
Read the entire article, “Anti-Money-Laundering Whistleblower Program Struggles to Get Off Ground,” on The Wall Street Journal’s website.