Bracewell & Giuliani LLP announced today that Shamoil T. Shipchandler, former Deputy Criminal Chief for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas, has joined the firm as a partner in its Dallas office. Prior to joining the firm, Shipchandler served for almost more than 10 years as an Assistant United States Attorney, where his district-wide leadership responsibilities included serving as the Attorney-in-Charge of the Plano office and as the Asset Forfeiture Chief.
“The addition of Shamoil enhances the strength and depth of our white collar practice,” said Mark C. Evans, managing partner. “Shamoil’s experience prosecuting some of the most complex white collar cases will help us better serve our clients both nationally and internationally.”
“Shamoil expands our ability to investigate, defend and if necessary try cases in which good business and good people are subject to government overreaching and unfair accusations,” said Rudolph W. Giuliani.
At the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Shipchandler supervised more than 30 attorneys and staff members and oversaw one of the top asset forfeiture programs in the country. His experience includes investigating and prosecuting a wide-range of white collar crimes: securities fraud, mortgage fraud, tax evasion, bank fraud, mail and wire fraud, computer sabotage, money laundering, public corruption, and immigration fraud. Among his most recent cases were Provident Royalties, which was one of the largest oil and gas fraud schemes in history, and the Infosys settlement, which was the largest immigration payment ever levied for corporate misuse of visas. Shipchandler is also a frequent instructor on trial techniques, professional responsibility and substantive white collar crime.
During his tenure at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Shipchandler received the 2011 Director’s Award, a Department of Justice-wide recognition for his work in the United States v. Barry, et al. prosecution, the successful investigation and prosecution of the largest mortgage fraud scheme in Texas history.