Joseph Edmonson Esq.

Foley & Lardner LLP
Edmonson Jr., Joseph D.

Joseph D. Edmondson, Jr. is a Partner, securities litigation lawyer, and commercial litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. Mr. Edmondson focuses primarily on defending securities litigation and enforcement proceedings brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, state regulators, FINRA, and other self-regulatory organizations (SROs). He is a member of the firm’s Securities, Enforcement & Litigation and Securities, Commodities & Exchange Regulation Practices.

Mr. Edmondson has more than 20 years of experience in commercial litigation and regulatory investigations, involving securities industry clients, but also in a wide array of matters ranging from health care, antitrust, contract disputes, real estate, attorney professional responsibility and large collections. He has counseled firms and individuals on compliance with federal securities laws and regulations, as well as the rules of FINRA, the NYSE and SROs, with an emphasis on supervision and supervisory procedures. He has been called upon to assist with internal investigations of broker-dealers and public companies.

Mr. Edmondson has represented numerous broker-dealers, clearing firms, and individuals in regulatory investigations, litigation and arbitration proceedings involving, among other subjects: failure to supervise, NASDAQ trading practices, Anti-Money Laundering, FCPA, high-frequency trading and risk management, institutional and retail sales practices with respect to equity and fixed income products, underwritings of public and municipal offerings, "pay-to-play," insider trading, stock manipulation, advertising, research and suitability.

He received his B.A., magna cum laude, from the George Washington University and his J.D. from the George Washington University Law School.

Mr. Edmondson is the author of Bloomberg BNA Securities Practice Portfolio Series No. 282-A, A Practical Guide to Securities Arbitration.