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Justin V. Shur

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 and white collar criminal and regulatory matters.  He is also called upon to conduct corporate internal investigations and to advise clients on risk management.

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. Earlier in his career, Mr. Shur was a principal with Kobre & Kim LLP, and an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan.

Outside the courtroom, Mr. Shur frequently speaks and writes on a variety of topics relating to his practice.  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. Mr. Shur has provided commentary and insight on legal issues for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Bloomberg News, Financial Times, and other national news outlets. He is a Barrister of the Edward Bennett Williams Inn of Court, a Fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers, and a Member of the Board of Directors for the Council for Court Excellence.

Representative Matters

Trials and Arbitrations
  • President of investment advisor firm at jury trial in connection with perjury and obstruction of justice charges
  • Broker-dealer at several arbitration hearings involving claims of securities fraud
  • High-ranking diplomat at jury trial in connection with alleged bribery and fraud scheme
Complex Civil Litigation
  • Institutional investors in breach of contract suit against originator of loans in $3 billion mortgage-backed securities offering
  • Large foreign bank in dispute against Wall Street investment firm arising from collapse of $2 billion credit facility
  • Public company in exploring possible litigation options designed to prevent loss of corporate control under the terms of a complex financial transaction
White Collar Criminal and Regulatory Matters
  • Senior executive of Fortune 500 company in parallel DOJ and SEC investigations into insider trading and accounting fraud allegations
  • Former high-ranking Executive Branch official in connection with investigation by U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
  • Senior executive of Japanese company in price-fixing investigation by DOJ and JFTC
  • Chief financial officer of publicly-held company in connection with health care fraud charges brought by DOJ
  • Medical device company executive in DOJ investigation involving allegations of off-label marketing
  • Hedge fund principal in connection with investigation by U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations 
  • Senior official at financial regulator in connection with conflict of interest allegations investigated by DOJ
Internal Investigations and Risk Management
  • Private equity firm in conducting internal investigation into allegations of FCPA violations by portfolio company
  • Wall Street broker-dealer in conducting internal investigation into fixed-income securities trading practices
  • Audit committee of publicly-held company in conducting internal investigation into allegations of anti-bribery violations by subsidiaries in Eastern Europe
  • Private investment fund in providing FCPA compliance advice in connection with proposed joint venture

Recent Speaking Engagements

  • Comparative Study on Anti-Corruption Regulations - US, Europe, China and Japan, International Association of Lawyers, July 2014
  • FCPA Risks for Hedge Funds and Private Equity Firms, CORE: Club, June 2014
  • Political Intelligence and the STOCK Act: The Next Regulatory Frontier?, ABA, June 2013
  • Managing Cross Border Investigations in Today's Enforcement Environment, Yale Club New York, January 2013
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Year in Review, D.C. Bar, December 2012
  • National Security Leaks and the Law, Council for Court Excellence, December 2012
  • Insider Trading Issues in Today's Enforcement Environment, The National Law Journal, October 2012
  • Understanding and Managing FCPA Risks When Doing Business in China, China Investment Group, June 2012
  • When an Executive's Problems Become the Company's Problems, Law Bulletin's Annual White Collar Crime and Corporate Governance Conference, April 2012
  • Investigative Techniques and Charging Decisions in Public Corruption Cases, FBI, August 2010

Recent Publications

News & Appearances

Professional Affiliations

  • Barrister, Edward Bennett Williams Inn of Court
  • Fellow, American Board of Criminal Lawyers
  • Board Member, Council for Court Excellence
  • Co-Chair, ABA White Collar Crime Subcommittee
  • Member, CCE Bench Bar Media Dialogue Committee
  • Faculty Member, NITA’s Advanced Trial Skills Program at Georgetown University Law Center
  • Faculty Member, Trial Advocacy Program at Manhattan District Attorney’s Office
  • Member, Sports Lawyers Association
  • Member, D.C. Bar Litigation Section, and Criminal Law and Individual Rights Section