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Ted S. Helwig

Of Counsel
Chicago Office

Ted S. Helwig is General Counsel to the firm and concentrates his practice on financial services litigation and white collar fraud investigations and litigation. He represents clients in enforcement proceedings before government and self-regulatory agencies and exchanges.

Ted is particularly experienced in matters regarding financial products, including derivatives, options, commodities, swap contracts and futures. He counsels clients involved in Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (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, including anti-kickback, anti-money laundering, false statement matters, and mail, wire, bank and investment fraud allegations.

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.

Shown below is a selection of Ted’s engagements.


Super Lawyers, Illinois, 2005–2018
Best Lawyers in America, 2008–2019
Legal 500, 2018
Firm News
Ted S. Helwig


  • JD, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • BA, North Park University

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Court Admissions

  • US District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar
  • US District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • US Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit


Super Lawyers
Illinois, 2005–2018
Best Lawyers in America
Legal 500
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  • American Bar Association
  • Futures Industry Association
  • Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago, Board of Directors
  • North Park Friendship Center, chair, Board of Directors
  • Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association
  • The Chicago Bar Association
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