Whistleblowers with knowledge of fraud in the financial sector are a particular focus of Phillips & Cohen’s London practice.
Phillips & Cohen represents whistleblowers in London, Europe and elsewhere who seek rewards offered by US whistleblower programs, particularly the US Securities and Exchange Commission whistleblower program and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission whistleblower program.
Our attorneys have unmatched experience and success with US whistleblower programs. Phillips & Cohen partner Sean X. McKessy was the founding Chief of the SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower and served as head of the whistleblower program for five years. Another partner, Erika Kelton, has won three SEC whistleblower rewards for clients, including an award of more than $32 million for an anonymous, international client.
Our whistleblower cases have helped collect more than $12.3 billion, and we have won more than $1 billion in whistleblower rewards for our clients.
Phillips & Cohen has maintained an active presence in London for a number of years and has developed working relationships with UK regulators and policymakers. In recognition of Ms. Kelton’s expertise in whistleblower matters, the UK Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards requested her testimony for its “Changing Banking for Good” report and quoted from her comments. Ms. Kelton also was tapped to speak to the London-based Employment Lawyers Association about whistleblowing claims in the context of UK employment law.
Individuals do not need to be US citizens to be eligible to participate in US whistleblower reward programs. We understand the challenges of being an international whistleblower and are well-versed in managing our clients’ concerns about being involved in trans-Atlantic cases. We strictly protect our client’s identities and information.
If you are aware of violations of the US anti-bribery law, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, or have other information about wrongdoing that may be a violation of US securities laws, please contact us for a free and confidential case review.
Phillips & Cohen’s London office (by appointment only):
5 Chancery Lane
Tel: +44 20 7406 7555