June 02, 2017
Phillips & Cohen partner Sean McKessy, the former chief of the SEC whistleblower office, was quoted in Bloomberg Businessweek talking about why the US pays whistleblowers while the UK does not.
There’s this visceral idea that there’s something unseemly about paying people; aren’t we all supposed to report wrongdoing anyway?” says McKessy, who left the SEC last year to join Phillips & Cohen LLP, a law firm that represents whistleblowers. “Well yes, we are. But without incentives we just don’t.
“Why Whistleblowers Get Paid in the U.S. but Not in Britain”