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Shamoil Shipchandler

Shamoil Shipchandler is a Senior Vice President and Chief Counsel for a newly-created Risk and Regulatory Group at Charles Schwab, where he oversees matters involving litigation and arbitration, regulation and enforcement, internal investigations, and employment law.
Before joining Schwab, he was a partner in the Investigations and White Collar Defense practice at Jones Day. Mr. Shipchandler formerly served as a senior officer at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas.
As the Director of the SEC’s Fort Worth Regional Office, Mr. Shipchandler led the enforcement and examination activities in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Kansas, a region that includes the second highest concentration of Fortune 500 companies in the nation. He 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 a Deputy Criminal Chief with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, he served as the Attorney-in-Charge of the Plano Office and the district’s Asset Forfeiture Chief. During his tenure, he obtained convictions in the areas of securities fraud, tax evasion, bank fraud, mail and wire fraud, money laundering, computer sabotage, and public corruption. Mr. Shipchandler was awarded the Department of Justice’s Director’s Award for leading the prosecution of 40 defendants in the largest mortgage fraud scheme in Texas history, and received the DHS Secretary’s Silver Medal for negotiating the largest corporate immigration fraud settlement in U.S. history.
As a government official and in private practice, he gave more than 200 speeches and presentations about an extensive array of white collar, securities, cybersecurity, and ethics-related topics. He 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. He is currently an adjunct faculty member of the SMU Dedman School of Law, where he teaches a course about White Collar Crime.
Mr. Shipchandler was a partner with the Bracewell law firm prior to joining the Commission, and an associate with the law firm of Covington & Burling before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office. He graduated from Middlebury College and Cornell Law School and clerked for Judge Roger B. Andewelt of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.