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Shamoil T. Shipchandler
Shamoil T. Shipchandler is a former Deputy Criminal Chief with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas, where he served for almost 10 years. Shamoil served as the Attorney-in-Charge of the Plano Office and as the Asset Forfeiture Chief; as Asset Forfeiture Chief, he supervised one of the top asset forfeiture programs in the United States.
During his tenure with the Department of Justice, Shamoil handled the prosecution of some of the largest and most significant complex white collar matters in North Texas, including cases involving securities fraud, mortgage fraud, tax evasion, bank fraud, mail and wire fraud, computer sabotage, money laundering, public corruption, theft of trade secrets, and immigration fraud. He represents clients in all stages of investigation and prosecution, including managing agency and grand jury investigations; negotiating plea agreements, civil settlements, non-prosecution agreements, and dismissals; communicating with counsel, federal agents and law enforcement officers, and courts; preparing and arguing motions; interviewing and preparing witnesses; conducting courtroom activities including trials; drafting appellate briefs; and arguing cases in the Fifth Circuit. Shamoil also counsels corporate and individual clients regarding statutory and regulatory compliance, and has regularly worked with companies and corporations who were victimized through white collar crime or through cybercrime to minimize public exposure while complying with the law, reduce liability, maintain confidentiality, and improve security.
Shamoil is a frequent nationwide instructor regarding trial techniques, professional responsibility, asset forfeiture, money laundering, and substantive white collar crimes. Shamoil has developed and presented financial investigations courses to U.S. Attorney’s offices and local state and federal law enforcement, as well as to Bosnian and Macedonian prosecutors and judges.
Shamoil is often asked to provide analysis on white collar and compliance issues to print and radio media, and has been quoted on NPR, in the Wall Street Journal, in the Dallas Morning News, in the Washington Post, and in many other publications.
Shamoil received the 2011 Director’s Award, a Department of Justice-wide recognition, for his work in the United States v. Barry, et al. prosecution.
Retention by a hospitality industry organization to navigate a data breach crisis. (2014)
Representation of an individual criminally charged by the U.S. Department of Justice in a high-profile federal public corruption case. (2014)
Retention by a financial institution to conduct an internal investigation. (2014)
Representation of an investment company in proceedings before the Securities and Exchange Commission. (2014)
Representation of individuals in connection with criminal tax and white collar-related allegations investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice. (2014)
United States v. Infosys: The successful investigation and civil settlement of an immigration fraud scheme involving the misuse of B-1 and H-1B visas, which resulted in the largest corporate immigration payment levied in U.S. history. (2013)
United States v. Dorman, et al: The successful investigation and prosecution of the former mayor of Melissa, Texas, and a real estate developer for bribery in exchange for official action. (2013)
United States v. Provident, et al: The successful investigation and prosecution of five corporate executives in a $450 million securities fraud scheme involving almost 8,000 victims. (2012)
United States v. Barasch: The successful investigation and civil settlement of conflict of interest5 allegations against the former head of SEC enforcement in Fort Worth. (2012)
United States v. Barry, et al: The successful investigation and prosecution of the largest mortgage fraud scheme in Texas history, which involved almost 120 homes and 40 defendants, a number of whom were licensed professionals. (2011)
United States v. Arledge, et al: The successful investigation and prosecution of 18 defendants in a money laundering scheme involving a car dealership’s sale of luxury cars to criminal customers. (2010)
Publications & Speeches
"Once More Unto the Breach" ACCA meeting, September 24, 2014 (lead panelist).
Co-author, " Foresight is 20/20: The Need For Pharmaceutical Companies to Implement Robust Anti-Corruption Programs," Pharmaceutical Compliance Monitor, September 15, 2014.
“White Collar Update,” UT Government Institute Conference, Plano, Texas, May 22, 2014 (panelist).
“Business Fraud Course,” ACPEN, Dallas, Texas, May 21, 2014 (panelist).
“Infosys, Corporate Compliance, and Common Sense,” Dallas Bar Association Corporate Counsel Section, May 6, 2014.
“Response to ‘Sam Antar – Inside the Mind of a Hardcore Fraudster,’” University of Texas at Dallas 9th Annual Fraud Conference, March 28, 2014 (panelist).
“Nightmare on Hills Creek: An Insider’s Guide to Mortgage Fraud,” Houston ACFE, February 11, 2014.
"The Jencks Act," Discovery Boot Camp, U.S. DOJ National Advocacy Center, January 28-30, 2014; February 5-7, 2012; September 18-20, 2012.
“White Collar Crime, Criminal Investigations, and the New Tools of the Trade,” Deloitte University, Westlake, Texas, December 13, 2013 (panelist).
"Closing Argument," Basic Trial Advocacy, U.S. DOJ National Advocacy Center, December 3-7, 2013.
"The Jencks Act," Criminal Discovery for Legal Support Staff, Washington, D.C./U.S. DOJ National Advocacy Center, November 14, 2014; March 13, 2012.
"Financial Investigations," SMU Dedman School of Law, October 29, 2013; October 16, 2012.
"Financial Investigations," OCDETF Financial Investigations Course, University of Mississippi, February 27, 2013.
"Overview of Criminal Trends," Eastern District Criminal Bench Bar Conference, Plano, Texas, February 20, 2013.
"Asset Forfeiture," Survey of White Collar Crime, U.S. DOJ National Advocacy Center, December 6, 2012.
“Choosing Where to Fight,” Eastern District Bench Bar Conference, Plano, Texas, October 25, 2012 (panelist).
"Cross Examination," HUD Auditor Conference, Estes Park, Colorado, May 23-24, 2012.
"Direct Examination," HUD Auditor Conference, Estes Park, Colorado, May 23-24, 2012.
"Drafting Affidavits," LECC Training, HIDTA, May 22, 2012.
"Trial Preparation and Cross Examination," LECC Training, HIDTA, May 22, 2012.
"Drafting Affidavits," LECC Training, Denison, Texas, May 16, 2012.
"Trial Preparation and Cross Examination," HUD CLE for Agents, Fort Worth, Texas, May 9, 2012.
"Closing Arguments," EDTX CLE Series, Plano, Texas, April 23, 2012.
"Complex Mortgage Fraud Cases," Mortgage Fraud Seminar, U.S. DOJ National Advocacy Center, April 13, 2012.
"Financial Investigations and Money Laundering," Skopje, Macedonia and Mostar, Bosnia, January 15-27, 2012.
"Mortgage Fraud," Dallas Mortgage Bankers Association, December 1, 2011.
"Insurance Fraud," North Texas Crime Commission Seminar, Dallas, Texas, October 12, 2011.
"Money Laundering Trends," Advanced Money Laundering Seminar, U.S. DOJ National Advocacy Center, September 6-9, 2011 (panelist).
"Money Laundering and Car Dealerships," Advanced SAR Review Seminar, U.S. DOJ National Advocacy Center, June 28-30, 2011.
"Financial Investigations Training Seminar," LECC Training, HIDTA, Irving, Texas, April 27, 2011.
"Financial Investigations and Money Laundering," Sarajevo and Jahorina, Bosnia, March 20-31, 2011.
"Money Laundering and Car Dealerships," Northern District Money Laundering Conference, Dallas, Texas, March 3, 2011.
"Civil Forfeiture," S.D. Mississippi Asset Forfeiture Conference, September 29, 2010.
"Investigating and Prosecuting Car Dealerships," Advanced Money Laundering Seminar, U.S. DOJ National Advocacy Center, September 15, 2010.
"Securities Fraud: Prosecution Perspective," SEC Conference, Fort Worth, Texas, September 7, 2010 (panelist).
"Testimony and Trial Preparation for Federal Agents," EDTX Conference, San Antonio, Texas, August 12, 2010.
"Conducting Financial Investigations," EDTX Conference, San Antonio, Texas, August 10-12, 2010.
"Investigating and Prosecuting Car Dealerships," SAR Review Seminar, U.S. DOJ National Advocacy Center, June 2, 2010.
"Investigating and Prosecuting Car Dealerships," Lone Star Money Laundering Conference, Dallas, Texas, March 24, 2010.
"Asset Forfeiture for Local Law Enforcement," LECC Training, Tyler, Texas, March 23, 2010.
"Ethics: Common Issues," EDTX Conference, Houston, Texas, May 11, 2009.
"Ethics: Brady, Giglio, and Jencks," EDTX Conference, Houston, Texas, May 11, 2009.
"Asset Forfeiture Overview," EDTX Conference, Houston, Texas, May 11, 2009.
"Corporations as Victims of White Collar Crime," J.C. Penney, Plano, Texas, February 19, 2009.
"Bulk Cash Smuggling," HIDTA, Irving, Texas, September 25, 2008.
"Federal Prosecution of Financial Crimes," LECC Training, Plano, Texas, September 23, 2008.
"Mortgage Fraud," Dallas Mortgage Bankers Association, September 4, 2008.
"Testimony and Trial Preparation," LECC Training, Irving, Texas, August 5, 2008.
"Brady, Giglio, and Jencks," EDTX Conference, Pottsboro, Texas, December 7, 2006.
The Wild Wild Web: Non-Regulation as the Answer to the Regulatory Question, 33 CORNELL INT’L L.J. 435 (2000).
J.D., Cornell Law School, 2000
B.A., with high honors, Middlebury College, 1996
District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas
U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 2nd and 5th Circuits
Director’s Award, Department of Justice, 2011
Clerk, U.S. Court of Federal Claims
Editor-in-Chief, Cornell International Law Journal
Editor-in-Chief, Cornell Law Tower Newspaper