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Ralph A. Siciliano

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Ralph A. Siciliano


As head of Tannenbaum Helpern’s Governmental and Regulatory Investigations Practice, Ralph Siciliano represents investment advisors, private funds, broker-dealers and their associated persons, and officers and directors of publicly held companies in connection with investigations and enforcement proceedings brought by federal and state authorities and self-regulatory organizations, including the SEC, FINRA, offices of the United States Attorney, and State Attorneys General. Having held senior enforcement positions in the New York Office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Ralph has extensive experience dealing with federal and state regulatory agencies and self-regulatory organizations, including structuring settlements with such agencies and seeking relief from SEC bar orders and the “bad actor” disqualification provisions under the federal securities laws..

Ralph also represents officers and directors of public companies and financial services institutions and individuals in securities-related litigations, including the defense of class actions, shareholder derivative actions and claims by bankruptcy trustees. Ralph also has been retained to testify on federal and state securities-related issues in litigation and arbitration matters.

Ralph also has served as counsel to Audit Committees and other Special Committees of the Boards of Directors of public and not-for-profit corporations in connection with corporate governance issues. He has been selected for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers for 2011-2018.

Ralph Siciliano has or will serve as a speaker, moderator, event chair or panelist for the following events:

Areas of Focus:

  • Government investigations
  • Securities law compliance
  • Litigation
  • Corporate governance



  • Ithaca College, B.A.

Law School:

  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D.
  • New York University School of Law, LL.M. Corporation Law

Prior Affiliations:

  • Assistant Regional Administrator, Senior Trial Counsel, Branch Chief, New York Regional Office (Enforcement) of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission



  • Member, Board of Advocates of the Ithaca College School of Humanities and Sciences
  • Member, Board of Trustees of Ithaca College (1993 - 2010)
  • Member, Board of Directors of the Little Sisters of the Assumption Family Health Service, Inc., New York City

Bar Admissions:

  • New York State
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second, Third and Seventh Circuits
  • United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York and the Northern District of Illinois

Award Recognition:

  • Super Lawyers 2011-2018
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating
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