Ted Helwig has represented clients in enforcement proceedings before government and self-regulatory agencies and exchanges. Ted is a former Assistant US Attorney and recognized as a leading lawyer for white-collar crime by industry publications, such as The Legal 500 US and The Best Lawyers in America. Ted also served as Katten's general counsel for more than 11 years, and he remains a deputy general counsel.
Ted is particularly experienced in matters regarding financial products, including derivatives, options, commodities, swap contracts and futures. He counsels clients involved in SEC, CFTC, FINRA and exchange enforcement investigations. He also advises individuals and companies under grand jury investigation or indictment and conducts a wide range of internal investigations for clients involving potential violations of federal laws and regulations. Before joining the firm, Ted served in the US Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Illinois as an Assistant US Attorney and Deputy Chief of the Criminal Receiving and Appellate Division, where he was responsible for cases involving complex loan transactions, financial, insurance and tax fraud, health care fraud, commodities fraud and appeals