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.


  • 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

    • July 25, 2019
      Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Regulationand 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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