600 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20037
Justin V. Shur is a highly regarded trial lawyer, having successfully tried dozens of cases before juries and judges across the country. Drawing on his extensive experience in private practice and as a former federal prosecutor, Mr. Shur represents companies and individuals in high stakes civil litigation, as well as complex white collar criminal, regulatory, and compliance matters. He is also called upon to conduct corporate internal investigations and to respond to sensitive inquiries by government agencies on behalf of clients in the United States and abroad. Mr. Shur’s practice has involved a wide variety of legal issues, including securities and accounting fraud, antitrust, health care fraud, campaign finance, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Prior to joining MoloLamken LLP, Mr. Shur served as Deputy Chief of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Public Integrity Section of the Criminal Division, where he investigated and prosecuted white collar crime on a national level. In this role, he supervised more than 30 federal prosecutors and oversaw some of the nation’s most significant fraud and corruption investigations and prosecutions. Mr. Shur also served as lead trial counsel in several important and high-profile cases, including the successful prosecution of a senior White House official for obstruction of justice in connection with the Jack Abramoff investigation. Earlier in his career, Mr. Shur was a principal with Kobre & Kim LLP in New York, and an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan.
Outside the courtroom, Mr. Shur frequently speaks and writes on a variety of topics relating to corporate criminal liability and risk management. He has lectured at the American Bar Association, the D.C. Bar, the Department of Justice, and other organizations, and regularly teaches trial advocacy to practicing lawyers and law students around the country. Mr. Shur has provided commentary and insight on legal issues for The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News, Financial Times, The Washington Post, and other national news outlets. He currently co-chairs the American Bar Association's Regional Subcommittee on White Collar Crime and serves on the Board of Directors of the Council for Court Excellence.
- Audit committee of a publicly-held company in conducting an internal investigation into allegations of FCPA violations by various subsidiaries throughout Eastern Europe
- Senior executive of Japanese company in price-fixing investigation by DOJ and JFTC
- Wall Street broker-dealer in an industry-wide SEC investigation into fixed-income securities trading practices
- High-level government official in connection with Inspector General investigation into allegations of procurement fraud
- Private equity firm in designing and implementing a global anti-corruption compliance program
- Chief financial officer of a publicly-held company in connection with health care fraud charges brought by DOJ
- Institutional investors in breach of contract suit against originator of loans in a $3 billion mortgage-backed securities offering
- Senior executive of Fortune 500 company in parallel DOJ and SEC investigations into insider trading and accounting fraud allegations
- High-ranking diplomat at jury trial for allegations of fraud stemming from DOJ's investigation into the United Nations Oil-for-Food program
- Hedge fund partner in connection with investigations into allegations of late trading and market timing of mutual funds by the SEC and the NYAG
- Former Ambassador to the United Nations in international extradition proceedings
- Large foreign bank in a dispute against a Wall Street investment firm arising from the collapse of a $2 billion credit facility
- Head trader at a hedge fund in connection with inquiries by the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations relating to allegations of market manipulation
- Global financial services firm at multiple arbitration hearings throughout the United States against various claims of securities fraud
- Co-Chair, ABA Regional Subcommittee on White Collar Crime
- Former Co-Chair, ABA Subcommittee on Public Corruption
- Member, D.C. Bar Litigation Section, and Criminal Law and Individual Rights Section
- Board Member, Council for Court Excellence
- Faculty Member, National Institute for Trial Advocacy’s Advanced Trial Skills Program at Georgetown University Law Center
- Instructor, Trial Advocacy Program at Manhattan District Attorney’s Office
- Faculty Member, Kessler-Eidson Trial Techniques Program at Emory University School of Law
Honors & Awards
- Mr. Shur has received numerous awards and commendations for his work as a prosecutor including the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service for his work on the Jack Abramoff investigation, which resulted in the conviction of 20 individuals, including a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, for public corruption-related offenses
Bar and Court Admissions
- New York
- District of Columbia
- United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York, and the District of Columbia
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Presentations & Publications
Speaker, Insider Trading Issues in Today's Enforcement Environment, The National Law Journal, October 2012
Moderator, Town Hall Meeting on the State of White Collar Crime: Current Topics in FCPA Enforcement, ABA, October 2012
Speaker, Legal Series: White Collar Crime Enforcement Issues, The Knowledge Congress Webcast Series, July 2012
Speaker, Understanding and Managing FCPA Risks When Doing Business in China, China Investment Group, June 2012
Author, Political Intelligence Firms and the STOCK Act: How Hedge Fund Managers Can Avoid Potential Pitfalls, The Hedge Fund Law Report, April 2012
Speaker, When an Executive's Problems Become the Company's Problems, Law Bulletin's Annual White Collar Crime and Corporate Governance Conference, April 2012
Speaker, E-Discovery in Government Investigations and Criminal Litigation, ABA, April 2012
Co-Chair, Corporate Monitors: Current Trends, Issues & Best Practices, ABA, January 2011
Speaker, DOJ’s Current Priorities in Public Corruption Enforcement, ABA, November 2010
Chair, Hot Topics in Corporate Internal Investigations, D.C. Bar, October 2010
Co-Chair, Recent Enforcement Initiatives of the EDVA Securities Fraud Task Force, ABA, October 2010
Speaker, Investigative Techniques and Charging Decisions in Public Corruption Cases, FBI, August 2010
Author, Defining the Scope of 18 U.S.C. § 666: Does the Federal Program Bribery Provision Extend to Illegal Gratuities?, ABA National Institute on White Collar Crime, February 2010
Author, Cooperating with the Investigators and its Impact on Employees, ABA Corporate Counsel Newsletter, Fall 2006
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