Shamoil T. Shipchandler

Partner, Jones Day

Shamoil T. Shipchandler is a partner in the Investigations and White Collar Defense practice at Jones Day. Shamoil formerly served as a senior officer at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas.

As the Director of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Fort Worth Regional Office, Shamoil led all aspects of the SEC’s enforcement and examination activities in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Kansas, a region that includes the second highest concentration of Fortune 500 companies in the nation. Shamoil supervised matters involving public company reporting; accounting and offering fraud; the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; insider trading; cybersecurity; and financial institutions, registrants, and private funds.

As a Deputy Criminal Chief with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas, Shamoil served as the Attorney-in-Charge of the Plano Office and the district’s Asset Forfeiture Chief, and prosecuted complex white collar criminal cases. During his tenure, Shamoil obtained convictions in the areas of securities fraud, tax evasion, bank fraud, mail and wire fraud, money laundering, computer sabotage, and public corruption. Shamoil was awarded the Department of Justice’s Director’s Award for leading the prosecution of 40 defendants in the largest mortgage fraud scheme in Texas history, and received the DHS Secretary’s Silver Medal for negotiating the largest corporate immigration fraud settlement in U.S. history.

As a government official, Shamoil gave more than 180 speeches and presentations about an extensive array of white collar, cybersecurity, and ethics-related topics. He also taught courses to government officials in Malaysia, Bosnia, and Macedonia and served as a trial advocacy and ethics instructor at the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Advocacy Center. Shamoil is also currently an adjunct faculty member of the SMU Dedman School of Law, where he teaches courses in Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Law and White Collar Crime.

Shamoil was a partner with the Bracewell law firm prior to joining the Commission, and an associate with the law firm of Covington & Burling before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Shamoil graduated from Middlebury College and Cornell Law School, and clerked for Judge Roger B. Andewelt of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.