Edward W. Ciolko


  • Wesleyan University
    B.A. 1990
  • Yale School of Management
    M.P.P.M./MBA 1997
  • Georgetown University Law Center
    J.D. 2001
  • New Jersey
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • USDC, District of New Jersey
  • USDC, District of Colorado
  • USDC, Eastern District of Michigan
  • USDC, Northern District of Illinois
  • USDC, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • USCA, First Circuit
  • USCA, Second Circuit
  • USCA, Third Circuit
  • USCA, Fourth Circuit
  • USCA, Fifth Circuit
  • USCA, Sixth Circuit
  • USCA, Ninth Circuit
  • USCA, Eleventh Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Edward W. Ciolko, a partner of the Firm, concentrates his practice in the areas of ERISA/Fiduciary, Antitrust, RESPA and Consumer Protection litigation. A respected and versatile litigator, oral advocate, and negotiator, Ed is involved in every aspect of the cases he manages; including, when necessary, leadership motion practice, appellate briefing and argument, and working closely with bankruptcy counsel. Ed is also a longtime member of the firm’s case evaluation group and recognized as a uniquely avid and dogged researcher.

Before coming to Kessler Topaz, Ed worked for two and one-half years as a Law Clerk and Attorney Advisor to Commissioner Sheila F. Anthony of the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”). While at the FTC, Ed reviewed commission actions/investigations and counseled the Commissioner on a wide range of antitrust and consumer protection topics including, in pertinent part: the confluence of antitrust and intellectual property law; research and production of “Generic Drug Entry Prior to Patent Expiration: An FTC Study,” and an administrative complaint against, among others, Schering-Plough Corporation regarding allegedly unlawful settlements of patent litigation which delayed entry of a generic alternative to a profitable potassium supplement (K-Dur).


American Bar Association

ABA Antitrust, BusinessLabor and Employment and Intellectual Property Law and Litigation Sections

American Association of Justice

Psi Upsilon

Friends of St. Joseph’s Prep Rowing

Community Involvement

Upper Dublin Soccer Club (Coach/Team Manager)

Sponsor – Philly Blaze AAU Basketball

Volunteer – Special Olympics