5 Questions For SEC Whistleblower Chief Sean McKessy

By Max Stendahl (August 19, 2013, 2:08 PM EDT) -- With Sean McKessy at the helm, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of the Whistleblower has received thousands of tips about potential securities fraud and inspired scores of law firms to expand their whistleblower practice groups.

McKessy spent three years as senior counsel in the SEC's Division of Enforcement, before working as in-house securities counsel for Caterpillar Inc. and as corporate secretary for Altria Group Inc. and AOL Inc. He rejoined the SEC in February 2011 to oversee the Office of the Whistleblower, which was created through the July 2010 Dodd-Frank Act.

Law360 asked McKessy about the whistleblower office's bounty...

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