Phillips & Cohen partner and former SEC whistleblower program chief Sean McKessy provides his perspective to The Washington Post on how Facebook whistleblower Francis Haugen’s complaint may spur the SEC to hold Facebook executive Mark Zuckerberg accountable.
Zuckerberg “has to be the driver of these decisions,” said Sean McKessy, the first chief of the SEC’s whistleblower office, now representing whistleblowers in private practice at Phillips & Cohen. “This is not a typical public company with checks and balances. This is not a democracy, it’s an authoritarian state. … And although the SEC doesn’t have the strongest track record of holding individuals accountable, I certainly could see this case as being a poster child for doing so.”
Read the entire article, “The case against Mark Zuckerberg: Insiders say Facebook’s CEO chose growth over safety,” on The Washington Post’s website.