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New York, NY 10022
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Honors & Awards
  • Mr. Shur received numerous awards during his tenure as a prosecutor, including the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service for his work on the investigation into lobbying activities of Jack Abramoff, which resulted in the conviction of more than 20 individuals, including a U.S. Congressman. He has also been recognized by peers and clients for his achievements in private practice and was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America and Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers.
  • Emory University School of Law, J.D.
  • Ithaca College, B.A.
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
  • Admitted on a case-by-case basis to numerous other district courts around the country, including Eastern District of Virginia, District of Connecticut, District of Colorado, District of Arizona, Southern District of Florida, Northern District of Georgia, Southern District of Indiana, Western District of Tennessee, Eastern District of Arkansas, Middle District of Alabama, Middle District of North Carolina, and Western District of Texas
Professional Affiliations
  • Barrister, Edward Bennett Williams Inn of Court
  • Fellow, American Board of Criminal Lawyers
  • Board Member, Council for Court Excellence
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Co-Chair, ABA White Collar Crime Subcommittee
  • Faculty Member, National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • Member, D.C. Bar Litigation and Criminal Law Sections
  • Member, New York Council of Defense Lawyers
  • Member, The Barristers
  • Member, The Bar Association of the District of Columbia

Justin V. Shur

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Justin 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 in the United States and abroad and to advise clients on crisis and 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 oversaw some of the nation’s most significant fraud and corruption investigations and served as lead trial counsel in several 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.

Representative Matters

Complex Business Litigation

  • Software company in connection with patent dispute
  • Former NFL players in class action lawsuit
  • Broker-dealer at trial involving claims of fraud and breach of fiduciary duty
  • Institutional investors in breach of contract suit involving mortgage-backed securities offering
  • Leading foreign bank in dispute against Wall Street investment firm arising from collapse of credit facility
  • Real estate developer at trial in breach of contract action against investors
  • Private investment fund in redemption dispute with foreign bank
  • Former CEO of financial services firm in litigation involving breach of fiduciary duty claims
  • Investment adviser in connection with dispute involving conflict of interest allegations
  • Energy company in litigation involving exploration program
  • Medical facilities operator in breach of contract dispute with managed health care company
  • Multinational law firm in litigation involving debt financing for foreign investment project
  • Satellite operator in dispute involving rights to international frequency assignments

White Collar Criminal and Regulatory Matters

  • Speaker of New York State Assembly at trial on federal corruption charges
  • CFO of Fortune 500 company in DOJ and SEC investigations into alleged insider trading violations
  • Former Executive Branch official in connection with House and Senate investigations
  • President of investment advisory firm at trial on perjury and obstruction of justice charges
  • COO of pharmaceutical company in DOJ investigation into alleged False Claims Act violations
  • Ambassador to the United Nations in connection with international extradition proceedings
  • CEO of automaker in DOJ fraud investigation
  • Senior White House official in connection with investigation by DOJ Special Prosecutor
  • CMO of drug manufacturer in DOJ investigation involving off-label marketing allegations
  • High-ranking diplomat at trial involving allegations of bribery and fraud
  • CMO of telecommunications company in DOJ investigation into Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations
  • Congressional Chief of Staff in connection with DOJ campaign finance fraud investigation
  • CEO of energy company in connection with DOJ securities fraud investigation
  • Intelligence agency official in connection with investigation into disclosure of sensitive government information
  • CFO of defense contractor in DOJ investigation into alleged anti-kickback violations
  • Hedge fund trader in connection with Senate investigation into market manipulation allegations 
  • CFO of software company in connection with securities fraud investigations by DOJ and SEC
  • Secret Service official in investigation by Congress into handling of White House security breach
  • Former head of global engineering firm in DOJ investigation into misappropriation of trade secrets
  • Cabinet member in connection with Inspector General investigation into alleged ethics violations
  • CIO of government agency in Congressional investigations into large-scale data breach
  • Senior executive of technology company in SEC investigation into alleged accounting improprieties
  • Retired General in U.S. Armed Forces in connection with DOJ investigation into perjury allegations
  • CCO of global drug maker in DOJ and SEC investigations into alleged FCPA violations
  • President of government contractor in DOJ investigation and litigation involving FCA claims
  • Director of offshore trust company in connection with DOJ tax fraud investigation
  • Partner of multinational consulting firm in DOJ investigation into allegations of government contract fraud

Corporate Internal Investigations

  • Investigation for Fortune 500 company in connection with conflict of interest allegations
  • Private equity firm in conducting investigation into alleged anti-corruption violations by portfolio company in Latin America
  • Investigation for New York Stock Exchange-listed company into allegations of fraud involving subsidiaries in Eastern Europe
  • Wall Street broker-dealer in conducting investigation into fixed-income securities trading practices
  • Investigation for Brazilian company in connection with bribery and corruption allegations
  • Health care company in conducting investigation into alleged False Claims Act violations
  • Investigation for regulator into mishandling of confidential information
  • Media company in conducting investigation into accounting fraud allegations
  • Investigation for hospital into alleged billing improprieties
  • Financial services firm in conducting investigation into anti-money laundering practices and controls
  • Investigation for energy company into alleged violations of government ethics laws
  • Software company in conducting investigation in connection with allegations of improper marketing practices

Recent Speaking Engagements

  • Defending Your Client Under Congressional Investigation, ABA, March 2019
  • Best Practices for Private Fund Managers Amidst the Rulings in Martoma, Newman and Salman, The Hedge Fund Law Report, November 2017
  • Recent Trends in Multi-Jurisdictional Enforcement Actions, ABA, June 2017
  • Views from the Defense Bar, National Advocacy Center, November 2016
  • Political Corruption, Inn of Court, February 2016
  • Effective Corporate Crisis Management, International Association of Lawyers, July 2015
  • FCPA, AML & OFAC Risks for Private Equity and Hedge Funds, ACI, March 2015
  • Political Intelligence and the STOCK Act: The Next Regulatory Frontier, ABA, June 2013
  • Managing Cross-Border Investigations, Yale Club, January 2013
  • National Security Leaks and the Law, Council for Court Excellence, December 2012
  • Insider Trading Issues in Today's Enforcement Environment, National Law Journal, October 2012
  • Understanding and Managing FCPA Risks, 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

Recent Publications

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