Joseph D. Edmondson, Jr. is a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP. A member of the firm’s Securities Litigation, Enforcement & Regulation Practice, Mr. Edmondson focuses primarily on defending securities litigation and enforcement proceedings brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, FINRA, and other self-regulatory organizations. Mr. Edmondson has represented numerous broker-dealers in regulatory investigations, litigation, and arbitration proceedings involving, among other subjects: failure to supervise, NASDAQ trading practices, institutional and retail sales practices with respect to equity and fixed income products, underwritings of public offerings, insider trading, stock manipulation, advertising, research, and suitability. He has been called upon to assist with internal investigations of broker-dealers and public companies. His experience also includes commercial litigation and dispute resolution in both arbitration and mediation settings.
Mr. Edmondson received both his law and undergraduate degrees from the George Washington University (B.A., magna *** laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1988; J.D., with honors, 1991). He served as an associate editor of the George Washington Journal of International Law and Economics.
Mr. Edmondson is active in legal and professional organizations, including the Legal and Compliance Division of the Securities Industry Association. Recent publications include contributions to “SEC Enforcement Actions and Investigations in Private and Public Offerings,” Securities: Public and Private Offerings, (West 2007), and multiple chapters in Securities Enforcement: Counseling and Defense (Matthew Bender 2005).
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