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Will Edelman

Securities and investment fraud Attorney at San Francisco, CA

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  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 4 years
    California - CA 11 years
  • Licensed for 4 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2019
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2012
    Active No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Government
    Receiving a government subpoena can present unique burdens for individuals and companies. As former prosecutors, we know how to help you respond efficiently and effectively.

  2. Securities and investment fraud
    As a former DOJ attorney, I have litigated criminal and civil securities and regulatory enforcement matters. I also have experience litigating civil securities matters, particularly fraud and non-fraud class actions under the ‘33 and ‘34 Acts.

  3. Health care
    Drawing on our experience as former federal prosecutors with a command of healthcare fraud, pharmaceutical fraud, and qui tam investigations, we counsel clients in criminal and civil matters to reduce risk & resolve investigations early.

  4. White collar crime
    When our clients are involved in government investigations, we thoroughly and zealously defend their interests. Our goal is to resolve them discreetly and efficiently without our clients’ challenges becoming an enforcement action or criminal charge.

Will Edelman is a former federal prosecutor, a former police officer, and a Stanford Law graduate who clerked for two federal judges. Will’s practice focuses on white-collar and regulatory matters, internal investigations, and complex commercial litigation.

As a federal prosecutor in the Northern District of California, Will acted as first or second chair in ten trials. He also handled numerous contested evidentiary hearings and dispositive motion hearings. As a prosecutor, Will was the primary attorney responsible for a variety of complex matters, including multi-defendant RICO cases and fraud cases. Will also served as a police officer for a large southern California city for four years, and his law enforcement background gives him unique credibility when interacting with criminal investigators.

Will also has extensive experience litigating criminal and civil matters at top corporate defense firms and an elite plaintiffs-side securities class action firm. In the private sector, Will represented individuals and companies in white-collar and regulatory investigations and prosecutions, including criminal antitrust conspiracy, embezzlement, DEA controlled-substance hospital audit, and hazardous materials/dumping matters under federal and local law.

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Delahunty & Edelman LLP
4 Embarcadero Center
Suite 1400
San Francisco, CA, 94111

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Work Experience

  • Assistant U.S. Attorney & Special Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Law Clerk to the Hon. Charles R. Breyer
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Law Clerk to the Hon. Michael Boudin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Police Officer
  • San Diego Police Department
  • 2004 - 2008
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  • Stanford Law School
  • J.D.
  • 2011
  • University of Cincinnati
  • M.S.
  • 2004
  • Virginia Tech
  • B.S. & B.A.
  • 2003

Languages Spoken

  • English

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San Francisco Securities and investment fraud Lawyer Will Edelman
Will Edelman
Securities and investment fraud Attorney
San Francisco, CA
Licensed for 11 years