A Lawyer Blew the Whistle, Became the Nation's Top Whistleblower Lawyer
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Edward “Ted” Siedle, is an American attorney, investment banking and securities industry professional, and longtime Forbes writer who represents a select number of whistleblowers reporting violations of the federal securities laws to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission and other federal and state agencies.
In 2018, Ted secured the largest CFTC whistleblower award in history-- $30 million and in 2017, he secured the largest SEC whistleblower award-- $48 million—both related to a $367 million JP Morgan Chase settlement that charged the bank with failing to disclose certain conflicts of interest to some of its wealth management clients. In 2016, he obtained the first whistleblower award from the State of Indiana on behalf of a client.
Ted knows what it’s like to be a whistleblower because he was a successful whistleblower himself. Early in his legal career, after leaving the SEC’s Division of Investment Management and becoming Director of Compliance-Legal Counsel of a major mutual fund complex, he was the original mutual fund whistleblower in 1988.
Ted is also the nation’s leading expert in forensic investigations of money managers and pensions, focusing upon excessive and hidden investment fees and risks, conflicts of interest and wrongdoing. He has investigated well-over $1 trillion in retirement plans. Prior investigations include the state of Rhode Island, state of North Carolina, the Alabama State Employees Pension, Wal-Mart, Cities of Nashville, Chattanooga and Jacksonville, Towns of Jupiter and Longboat Key, Caterpillar, Boeing, Northrup Grumman, John Deere, Bechtel, ABB, Edison, Shelby County, Tennessee, Fidelity Investments, JP Morgan, Sanford Bernstein, Banco Santander, US Airways Pilots Pension and New York State Teamsters Pension.
Siedle was named as one of the 40 most influential people in the U.S. pension debate by Institutional Investor Magazine for 2014 and 2015.
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At Siedle Law, we are experts at the intersection of the ever-evolving asset management industry and law. We give each new case the attention it deserves. An integral part of our services is to work closely with our clients so that they can make the right decisions with respect to their legal needs.
Ted is nationally recognized as an authority on investment management, pensions and securities matters. He has testified before the Senate Banking Committee regarding the mutual fund scandals and the Louisiana State Legislature regarding pension consultant conflicts of interest. He was a testifying expert in various Madoff litigations. Articles about him have appeared in publications including Time, BusinessWeek, Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Barron’s, Forbes, USA Today, Boston Globe, and Institutional Investor. He widely lectures and has appeared on CNBC, Wall Street Week, and Bloomberg News.
Millions read of his expert investigations on Forbes.com.
“Siedle Law was indispensable at every stage of the case, as we achieved record whistleblower settlements from the SEC. Ted’s specialized background in investment management and long experience in regulatory law, and particularly his own experience as a corporate whistleblower, provided the perfect complement to the information and analysis at hand. I could not imagine achieving this result without him.”