September 06, 2016
Sean McKessy in Law360, 9/6/16.
Sean McKessy helped establish the SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower in 2011 and spurred its growth, the agency said when he stepped down in July. His new firm represented the anonymous foreign resident who earned a $30 million award, the largest to date. McKessy hopes that his own track record at the SEC will attract new clients with potential tips and help contribute to the program’s growth.
“I really came to believe that I wanted to continue to be part of it and build on the success it has had so far. And the way to do that is to work with whistleblowers,” McKessy said.