April 14, 2021
Whistleblower attorney Sean McKessy on Madoff’s legacy
Speaking on CBS News Radio, Phillips & Cohen partner Sean McKessy discusses lessons learned by the SEC from the fallout of Bernie Madoff’s $64 billion Ponzi scheme. Madoff died in prison on April...
April 09, 2021
“Chief of SEC Whistleblower Office, Jane Norberg, Leaving Agency This Month”
The Wall Street Journal cites Phillips & Cohen partner Erika Kelton‘s confidence in a smooth transition of leadership at the SEC’s whistleblower office. Some lawyers representing whistleblowers...
March 29, 2021
“An inside look at the crazy world of whistleblower lawsuits, where anonymous tipsters make millions”
Phillips & Cohen partner Erika Kelton explains some of the obstacles tax whistleblowers may face with the IRS and why state tax whistleblower cases can be faster and more effective. Erika Kelton, a...
March 22, 2021
What Is Missing From Purdue Pharma’s Audacious, Proposed Bankruptcy Plan
Phillips & Cohen partner Erika Kelton suggests four additional approaches to fix Purdue Pharma’s “woefully inadequate” proposed bankruptcy and restructuring settlement plan in an...
March 09, 2021
SEC whistleblower award for $1.5 million goes to Phillips & Cohen’s client
The US Securities and Exchange Commission today awarded $1.5 million to a whistleblower represented by Phillips & Cohen LLP.
February 24, 2021
“New Whistleblower Protection Laws Broaden OSHA’s Investigative Reach”
Phillips & Cohen partner Erika Kelton tells the Wall Street Journal that whistleblower protections in the new Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act and the Anti-Money Laundering Act will encourage...
February 23, 2021
Appeals court upholds $114M verdict in whistleblowers’ kickbacks case
RICHMOND, VA, Feb. 23, 2021 – The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has soundly rejected challenges to a $114 million jury verdict obtained in a multi-whistleblower case against a former blood lab chief...
February 18, 2021
SEC Moves Signal More Aggressive Enforcement Under Biden
In an article for Forbes.com, Phillips & Cohen partner Erika Kelton says that changes at the SEC will energize enforcement and help whistleblower cases. The Securities and Exchange Commission’s enforcement...
January 28, 2021
Phillips & Cohen whistleblower attorneys honored as 2021 ‘500 Leading Lawyers in America’
NEW YORK CITY, Jan. 20, 2021 – Lawdragon magazine has named six Phillips & Cohen partners to its 2021 “500 Leading Lawyers in America” list for their outstanding work representing whistleblowers....
January 15, 2021
SEC’s Whistleblower Program: What Every Company Needs to Know
Phillips & Cohen partner Sean McKessy, former Chief of the SEC Office of the Whistleblower, provides a primer on the SEC’s whistleblower program in a New York Law Journal article co-authored...