Ellen M. Wheeler is a partner and litigation attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP. She has represented clients in numerous cases ranging from securities class actions and regulatory enforcement actions to general commercial litigation, in which she has gained significant trial experience.
Ms. Wheeler is a member of the firm’s Securities Enforcement & Litigation, Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution, and Securities, Commodities & Exchange Regulation Practices.
In connection with her securities litigation and enforcement practice, Ms. Wheeler has represented broker-dealers, underwriters, futures commission merchants, attorneys, auditors, and officers in both litigation and enforcement matters.
In particular, Ms. Wheeler 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 proceedings by the SEC, CFTC, PCAOB, FINRA, and other regulatory organizations.
Ms. Wheeler worked as assistant legal counsel to the Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives during the 1999 legislative session. In that capacity, she served as the Speaker’s legal representative to a number of House Committees, attending committee hearings and analyzing all legislation.
Ms. Wheeler is a 1997 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, where she was chief articles editor of the Michigan Journal of Gender & Law. She attended Grinnell College and graduated with honors in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in political science.
Ms. Wheeler is admitted to practice in Illinois, the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois, the District of Colorado, the Seventh Circuit, and the Federal Circuit. She is also a member of the Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois.
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