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“SEC Issues Whistleblower Award to Government Agency Employee for First Time”

Phillips & Cohen’s Sean McKessy spoke with the National Law Journal about a unique whistleblower award order issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Though the SEC normally does not provide any identifying information about its whistleblowers,

Phillips & Cohen partner Sean McKessy, who served as the first director of the SEC’s whistleblower office and now represents whistleblower clients, said that the commission’s determination signals a continued interest in maximizing opportunities to receive tips.

“The first tea leaf we’re reading is that, when given the opportunity to interpret something as pro-whistleblower, the current commission—with the new chairman—has signed off on that,” McKessy said. “For people in my shoes, that’s encouraging.”

You can read the full article on National Law Journal.

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