Ellen M. Wheeler is a partner and litigation attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP. She is a member of the firm’s Securities Enforcement & Litigation as well as Securities, Commodities & Exchange Regulation Practices.
She represents broker-dealers, underwriters, futures commission merchants, traders, auditors, and officers in both litigation and enforcement matters. In particular, Ellen has defended clients in large securities class actions, in arbitrations brought by customers and employees, at administrative hearings against the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement, and in connection with other enforcement investigations and proceedings by the SEC, CFTC, PCAOB, FINRA, CME Group, and other regulatory organizations.
Additionally, Ellen provides regulatory counseling to clients, including assisting broker-dealers, introducing brokers, and other clients with regulatory exams, internal investigations, and compliance with new rules and regulations.
She was selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Litigation-Securities (2023).
Ellen is a graduate of University of Michigan Law School, (J.D.) and Grinnell College, (B.A.), Political Science.