In an article for The National Law Journal, Phillips & Cohen partner Sean McKessy shares his experience fielding a surge of Covid-19-related whistleblower reports during the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.
“It really bothered these people after saying for a long while internally, ‘We have to fix these numbers because eventually it will catch up to us,’ and being marginalized, that their companies were now fixing it but under the guise of the pandemic,” McKessy said. “That was a motivator for them to come to me and say, ‘I’m not comfortable with what we’re doing and here’s the evidence to show I was raising these issues long before COVID.’ It’s eerie in that I have two clients, in completely different industries, but the same structure of the same story.”
For McKessy, the outreach underscored how the pandemic has driven whistleblowing in the past several months, flooding his firm and others with tips about misconduct stemming from the ongoing global health emergency or exposed by it.
Read the entire article, “‘Whopper of a Factor’: Pandemic Fueled Incoming Tips, and Clients, Whistleblower Lawyers Say,” on The National Law Journal’s website.