The Securities and Exchange Commission named a new regional director of its Fort Worth Regional Office today naming Dallas attorney Shamoil T. Shipchandler to the position recently vacated by David Woodcock.
He will begin work in early October.
Shipchandler is presently a partner in the law offices of Bracewell & Guiliani LLP in Dallas, where he has focused on white collar criminal defense, internal investigations and compliance, and related civil litigation in matters involving cybersecurity, public corruption, insider trading, and other statutory and regulatory matters. Before joining Bracewell, he spent almost 10 years in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas, where he held positions of increasing authority ending as Deputy Criminal Chief. He has significant experience conducting and supervising investigations of securities violations as well as extensive trial experience from his time at the U.S. Attorney’s Office. He is the recipient of the Department of Justice’s Director’s Award and the Department of Homeland Security’s Silver Medal.
“Shamoil possesses a keen intellect, strong management skills, and was known as a tough but fair prosecutor during his time in government,” said Andrew J. Ceresney, Director of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement. “He has a clear vision for the Fort Worth Regional Office that will build upon that office’s incredibly strong performance in protecting investors.”
Shipchandler will oversee the Fort Worth office’s enforcement and examination activities in Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas as well as the office’s enforcement activities in Kansas.
Shipchandler earned his bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College in 1996 and a law degree from Cornell Law School in 2000. He served as a law clerk for the Honorable Roger B. Andewelt of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington D.C. Before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Shipchandler was an associate with Covington & Burling LLP in Washington.