The inaugural guide to Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America was recently released and CWRU is proud to announce that adjunct professor Edmund “Ned” W. Searby was recognized in the White Collar Defense and Leading Investigations; Appellate category.
Ned serves as chair of Porter Wright’s White Collar Criminal Defense practice area. He is recognized by Chambers USA for his “excellent reputation in the area of federal criminal investigations and prosecutions and SEC enforcement actions.” With substantial experience as a trial attorney and appellate advocate, he has won a range of challenging and noteworthy cases.
A former federal prosecutor, Ned has served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice. Ned also has served as a special deputy independent counsel in Washington, D.C., and as a member of the Presidential Transition Team (Department of Justice Landing Team).
In addition to his work on criminal matters, he also has substantial experience in complex civil litigation, which often involves underlying criminal issues such as antitrust, securities fraud and RICO cases. He is one of a limited number of litigators in the country who has successfully tried an antitrust class action to a jury verdict.
Ned currently teaches Criminal Procedure II at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. He has previously lectured on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and commercial bribery.