Whistleblowers International Attorneys

Kirk E. Chapman, Of Counsel

Kirk Chapman practices primarily in the False Claims Act arena representing whistleblowers. As part of his False Claims Act practice, Kirk has represented whistleblowers in cases generating some of the largest recoveries under the Federal False Claims Act. These cases include a global settlement against Bristol Meyers Squibb (which resulted in a $515 million recovery for the Medicare and Medicaid programs) and Mason v. Medline (which resulted in an $85 million recovery for the United States and one of the largest settlements in a non­intervened case to date).

Kirk has over 20 years of experience litigating class and complex matters in a wide range of practice areas. He began his career focusing on securities fraud and employment discrimination class actions. During this time, Mr. Chapman was one of the principal attorneys handling In re Tyco International, Ltd. Securities Litigation, which recovered over $3.2 billion for the company’s injured shareholders­­.

New York

District of Columbia (pending)

University of Chicago Law School (J.D., 1989)

Harvard University (B.A. Biochemistry, 1985)

Brian M. Krauss, Partner

Brian serves as the managing partner of the firm and is a prominent international business attorney and entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience.

As the managing partner, Brian is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the firm’s operations and works closely with his partners and senior staff to implement legal, administrative, and organizational strategies.

District of Columbia

New Jersey


University of Miami School Of Law (J.D., 1990)

George Washington University School Of Business (B.B.A. Finance, 1986)

Jeremy J. Troxel, Partner

Jeremy has spent his legal career litigating cases involving dangerous prescription drugs and faulty medical devices, consumer protection class actions, False Claims Act cases, and consumer protection actions on behalf of State Attorneys General. Jeremy received his J.D. from Harvard Law School and was named a 2015 and 2016 Rising Star by Super Lawyers® magazine.

New York

New Jersey

District of Columbia (pending)

Harvard Law School (J.D., 2012)

New York University (B.A., 2009)

Edward “Ted” Siedle, Of Counsel

In 2017, Ted secured the largest SEC whistleblower award in history– $48 million– related to a $307 million JP Morgan Chase settlement that charged the bank with failing to disclose certain conflicts of interest to some of its wealth management clients. In 2016, he obtained the first whistleblower award in the history of the State of Indiana on behalf of a client.

Ted knows what it’s like to be a whistleblower because he was a successful whistleblower himself. Early in his legal career, after leaving the SEC’s Division of Investment Management and becoming Director of Compliance-Legal Counsel of a major mutual fund complex, he was the original mutual fund whistleblower in 1988.

Ted is also the nation’s leading expert in forensic investigations of money managers and pensions, focusing upon excessive and hidden investment fees and risks, conflicts of interest and wrongdoing. He has investigated well-over $1 trillion in retirement plans. Prior investigations include the state of Rhode Island, state of North Carolina, the Alabama State Employees Pension, Wal-Mart, Cities of Nashville, Chattanooga and Jacksonville, Towns of Jupiter and Longboat Key, Caterpillar, Boeing, Northrup Grumman, John Deere, Bechtel, ABB, Edison, Shelby County, Tennessee, Fidelity Investments, JP Morgan, Sanford Bernstein, Banco Santander, US Airways Pilots Pension and New York State Teamsters Pension.

Boston College Law School (J.D., 1983)

Franklin Pierce College (B.A., 1979)

Daniel Ocasio, Senior Associate

Before joining WBI, Daniel served as a special prosecutor for government corruption under the Investigations and Administrative Processing Division for the Office of Government Ethics of Puerto Rico. For five years he has been involved in corporate consulting, administrative procedures, employment law and civil litigation including several high-profile corruption cases.

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

Interamerican School of Law (J.D., 2011)

University of Maryland, College Park (B.A., 2004)

University of Maryland, College Park (M.A., 2007)

Myriam Cruz, Associate

Myriam Cruz completed her bachelor’s degree in English Literature at the University of Puerto Rico in Cayey. She then coursed her Juris Doctor studies at the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, School of Law and was admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico in 2016. Prior to joining Whistleblowers International as an associate attorney, Myriam focused her practice on Estate Planning and Family Law.

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

Inter American University of Puerto Rico (J.D., 2015)

University of Puerto Rico (B.A., 2012)

Viantinna Campana, Associate

Viantinna attended Villanova University where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. Prior to obtaining her JD with a concentration in Intellectual Property, she worked as a paralegal at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP and Woodcook Washburn LLP. While completing her JD, Viantinna was a legal intern at Baker Hostetler LLP and did pro bono work at HIAS PA’s Immigrant Youth Advocacy Project. Viantinna is also a United States Patent & Trademark Office Registered Patent Agent (Reg. No. 68,751) as of October 2011.

New York (admission pending)

Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law (J.D., 2016)

Villanova University (B.A. Biology, 2010)

Ansel Cancel
Ansel Cancel

Ansel Cancel, Investigator

Ansel completed his bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in international relations at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez campus. During his time as a paralegal at Catalá Law Firm and Rodríguez Jiménez Law Firm, he specialized in corporate and civil law. Ansel has done pro bono work with “Derechos de Adolescents y Niños”, an adolescent and children rights advocacy group in Puerto Rico. Hey is pursuing his JD degree at the University of Puerto Rico School of Law where he currently exerts as a legal aid in Community Development matters. As an investigator with WBI, Ansel has specialized in home healthcare matters.

University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus (B.A., 2014)

Stephanie Rodriguez
Stephanie Rodriguez

Stephanie Rodriguez, Investigator

Stephanie Rodriguez obtained her bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Advertising from University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus. Prior to pursuing her JD, Stephanie worked as a Paralegal at Cancio Covas & Santiago LLP where she assisted associates in a variety of matters. While completing her JD, Stephanie acted as a paralegal and legal researcher for several law firms in San Juan and Ponce, specializing in corporate law, tax and civil litigation. Ms. Rodriguez obtained her Juris Doctor from Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, School of Law in 2015.

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, School of Law (J.D., 2015)

University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus (B.A., 2012)

Alexander Dávila
Alexander Dávila

Alexander Dávila, Investigator

Alexander completed his bachelors degree in visual arts from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus. He obtained his Juris Doctor in 2016 from the University of Puerto Rico School of Law and worked as a paralegal at Santos Gilot & Santos Law Firm after graduation. Alexander has done pro bono work with ONDA (Organization Nacional de Derechos de Animales), an animal rights organization in Puerto Rico. While completing his JD, Alex was involved as a legal aid in Intellectual Property matters. As an investigator with WBI, Alex has specialized in mortgage fraud matters.

University of Puerto Rico, Law School (J.D. , 2016)

University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus (B.A., 2013)