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“Whistleblower ruling adds a risk for companies”

Phillips & Cohen whistleblower attorney Sean X. McKessy is cited in an article in The Wall Street Journal discussing The Supreme Court’s ruling in the case Digital Realty Trust Inc. v. Paul Somers. The ruling states that the Dodd-Frank Act’s antiretaliation protections apply to whistleblowers only if they report financial wrongdoing directly to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

“Corporate America ‘has now litigated itself into a box,” said Sean McKessy, who served as the first chief of the SEC’s Whistleblower Office when it opened in 2011.
“I do expect that our business is going to pick up because of the way the Supreme Court decision came down,” said Mr. McKessy, who now works for the whistleblower law firm Phillips & Cohen LLP.

Read the full article on The Wall Street Journal’s website.

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