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“U.S. Supreme Court looks at whistleblower protections”

Phillips & Cohen partner Sean McKessy was quoted in the Wall Street Journal’s preview of the Supreme Court oral arguments in Digital Realty Trust v Somers, which examines whistleblower protections in the Dodd-Frank Act.

Sean McKessy of the law firm Phillips & Cohen LLP, who headed the SEC Office of the Whistleblower from its inception in 2011 until July 2016, said most whistleblowers want to report in-house, but narrower protections could change that, prompting virtually all whistleblowers to go straight to the commission. Since the program began, almost 83% of those who had worked at a company about which they reported allegations to the SEC first reported the problems to their employers, according to SEC figures released Nov. 15.

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