Biography

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. 

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