Sean McKessy in The New York Times, 9/5/16.
“I feel I’ve established that I honor the work whistle-blowers do,” [Sean X.] McKessy said in an interview. “I am hoping to convince many people who are on the fence witnessing fraud to come forward.”
His new employer, Phillips & Cohen, is one of the nation’s most prominent law firms specializing in whistle-blower cases. It represented the informer who in 2014 received $30 million under the S.E.C.’s program, its largest award. The firm also represents individuals who identify fraud at government agencies. It has recovered more than $11.6 billion from civil settlements and criminal fines related to its cases.