Shamoil T. Shipchandler is the Director of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Fort Worth Regional Office, where he is responsible for leading all aspects of the SEC’s enforcement and examination activities in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Kansas. Shamoil is formerly a Deputy Criminal Chief with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas, where he was the Attorney-in-Charge of the Plano Office, served as the Asset Forfeiture Chief, and prosecuted complex white collar criminal cases. During his tenure with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Shamoil was the recipient of the Department of Justice’s Director’s Award and the DHS Secretary’s Silver Medal.
Shamoil 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. Shamoil graduated from Middlebury College and Cornell Law School, and clerked for Judge Roger B. Andewelt of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Shamoil is also an adjunct faculty member of the SMU Dedman School of Law, where he teaches Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Law.