McKessy rejoins SEC to head whistleblower office

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Sean McKessy has rejoined the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to head the regulator's new whistleblower office, set up under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. McKessy was senior counsel in the SEC's enforcement division from 1997 to 2000 before leaving to work in the corporate sector. In his new post, he will report to the SEC's head of enforcement, Robert Khuzami.

The Dodd-Frank Act includes a section encouraging whistleblowers by promising them a

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