The SEC announced today that Shamoil T. Shipchandler has been named Regional Director of its Fort Worth Regional Office. Shipchandler fills the vacancy created when former Regional Director David Woodcock left the agency in June 2015 to join law firm Jones Day.


Shipchandler will join the SEC in early October 2015. Presently, he is a partner in the Dallas office of Bracewell & Guiliani LLP. Previously, Shipchandler served for almost 10 years in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas, where he was Deputy Criminal Chief. While serving as a prosecutor, Shipchandler handed significant securities fraud cases, as well as "the successful investigation and settlement of conflict of interest allegations against the former head of enforcement in SEC-Fort Worth" (Spencer Barasch).


As Regional Director, Shipchandler will have responsibility for the Fort Worth office’s enforcement and examination activities in Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas, and for the office’s enforcement activities in Kansas.


You can "get to know" Shipchandler in the Bracewell & Guiliani video below: