For SEC Chief of staff joins private Washington whistleblower firm

The former Chief of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Whistleblower Office,Sean X. McKessy, is joining the firm as a partner in its Washington, DC, office. McKessy was the first Chief of the SEC Whistleblower Office and served in the position for five years.The Office of the Whistleblower received Commission approval to pay awards totaling nearly $100 million to 33 individuals — a record-setting pace for government whistleblower payouts.

McKessy also actively encouraged whistleblowers in other countries who knew of violations of the US anti-bribery law, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and other securities violations to come forward.

Jeffrey Newman represents whistleblowers