Shamoil T.Shipchandler


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Shamoil Shipchandler is a former senior officer at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Texas where he handled significant high-profile cases and led two offices through tumultuous periods that included government shutdowns, budget reductions, and hiring freezes.

As director of the SEC's Fort Worth Regional Office, Shamoil supervised all examination and enforcement 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 deputy criminal chief at the USAO, Shamoil supervised and handled complex white collar cases including securities, bank, corporate, mail, and wire fraud; tax evasion; computer sabotage; and money laundering. He received the DHS Secretary's Silver Medal for the settlement of allegations that resulted in the largest corporate immigration penalty levied in U.S. history and the DOJ's Director's Award for the prosecution of the largest mortgage fraud scheme in Texas history.

As a government official Shamoil gave more than 180 speeches and presentations about an extensive array of white collar and cybersecurity 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 an adjunct professor at SMU's Dedman School of Law, where he teaches courses in cybersecurity and data privacy law and white collar crime.


  • Metals retailer defends multiple regulatory enforcement actionsJones Day is representing a metals retailer in regulatory enforcement actions brought by multiple state securities regulators.
  • Global lifestyle management company explores cryptocurrencies and prepaid access devicesJones Day advised a global lifestyle management company on federal and state regulations concerning the use of cryptocurrencies and prepaid access devices for luxury concierge services.
  • The following represents experience acquired prior to joining Jones Day.

    Represented financial services companies and a large retailer in conducting internal investigations and negotiating resolutions for SEC enforcement-related, DOJ-related, and FINRA-related matters.

    Represented the CEO of a billion-dollar corporation in addressing potential violations of campaign finance laws.

    Represented an individual in connection with federal public corruption charges.

    Investigated and handled civil settlement of an immigration fraud scheme involving the misuse of B-1 and H-1B visas, which resulted in the largest immigration penalty levied in U.S. history.

    Investigated and prosecuted a $450 million securities fraud scheme involving almost 8,000 victims.

    Investigated and prosecuted the largest mortgage fraud scheme in Texas history: a 40-defendant mortgage fraud scheme involving numerous licensed professionals.

    Speaking Engagements

    • September 14, 2020
      SCCE 19th Annual Compliance & Ethics Institute
    • Agust 20, 2020
      TXCPA Fort Worth Chapter Member's CPE Day
    • July 16, 2020
      A New Normal: Perspectives on the Profession, SciTech Section, Dallas Bar Association
    • July 15, 2020
      Cybersecurity Enforcement and Regulation, 2020 UT Essential Cybersecurity Law Conference
    • June 30, 2020
      Navigating New Times: Insights from SEC Alumni, Dallas Bar Association
    • February 27, 2020
      Two Idiots: The Response That Goes Wrong, SMU Ethics and Compliance Certificate Program
    • January 28, 2020
      Q&A with the SEC Regional Director, Texas Lawbook CLE
    • December 6, 2019
      Ethics and Technology, Austin Bar Association Holiday Ethics CLE
    • November 15, 2019
      TX CPA Fort Worth Chapter Career Development Forum
    • November 11, 2019
      Moderator, 35th Annual SEC Reporting and FASB Forum
    • October 16, 2019
      SIFMA C&L Society Minneapolis Breakfast
    • October 10, 2019
      2019 Transatlantic Investment Forum
    • September 24. 2019
      Criminal Law for Civil Lawyers, Eastern District of Texas Bench Bar Conference
    • September 23, 2019
      Keynote Q&A, CSS Compliance Conference
    • September 13, 2019
      Ethics Keynote, Dallas Bar Association Technology Summit
    • September 12, 2019
      Cybersecurity, 2019 UT Government Enforcement Institute
    • September 11, 2019
      Keynote Address, Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Law Conference at CAIL
    • September 10, 2019
      Cybersecurity Tabletop Exercise, Information Systems Security Association, Fort Worth Chapter meeting
    • July 25, 2019
      Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Regulation and Enforcement, UT Law 2019 Essential Cybersecurity Law
    • July 10, 2019
      Dallas CPA Society YPG Leadership Breakfast: A Culture of Compliance
    • June 27, 2019
      SEC/FINRA National Compliance Outreach Program for Broker-Dealers: Compliance Hot Topics - Digital Assets and Cybersecurity
    • June 17, 2019
      Association of Certified Fraud Examiners: SEC and DOJ Enforcement Actions, A Year in Review
    • June 13, 2019
      2019 German Client Conference: New Challenges Crossing Borders
    • May 21, 2019
      PLI One-Hour Briefing: "Investor Protection and the SEC’s Digital Asset Framework "
    • May 7, 2019
      Keynote Address, Texas Alternative Investments Association Conference
    • May 2, 2019
      Keynote Address, Ernst & Young Sixth Annual Legal, Compliance and Technology Forum
    • March 29, 2019
      Keynote Address, 2019 14th Annual Fraud Summit
    • March 6, 2019
      Current Issues in SEC Enforcement and SEC Whistleblower Claims, Whistleblower Law Symposium
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