September 25, 2017

Evan Shea, Former U.S. Prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Maryland, Joins Venable's Litigation Practice in Baltimore

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Baltimore, MD (September 25, 2017) – Venable LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Evan T. Shea to its litigation practice as counsel in the Baltimore office. Mr. Shea returns to private practice after serving as an assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Maryland from 2012 to 2017. For the last two years, he served as chief of that office's Asset Forfeiture & Money Laundering Section.

While at the U.S. Attorney's office, Mr. Shea led the Maryland Financial Crimes Task Force and prosecuted a variety of criminal and civil cases involving asset forfeiture, money laundering, fraud, tax, and bank secrecy act violations. In addition, he had statewide responsibility for overseeing federal asset forfeiture and money laundering matters. Before joining the U.S. Attorney's office, Mr. Shea was an associate at a law firm in Washington, DC, where he represented corporations and individuals in investigations by the DOJ, SEC, Congress, and the FDA. Earlier in his career, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Benson E. Legg in Maryland's U.S. District Court.

"Evan's stellar reputation and outstanding track record as a prosecutor will add tremendous depth to our litigation team," said Geoffrey R. Garinther, chair of the Litigation Division at Venable. "He is well regarded and highly accomplished, and we are thrilled to welcome him to our team."

"Our Baltimore office provides counsel to clients across a range of industries, many of which are highly regulated," said Courtney G. Capute, partner-in-charge of the Baltimore office. "Evan's addition to our team of seasoned litigators will enhance the full-service legal capabilities we can provide to our clients."

At Venable, Mr. Shea joins a team of former senior attorneys from numerous branches of both federal and state government, including the DOJ, various U.S. Attorneys' offices, state attorneys general offices, and the SEC. The team is experienced in representing corporate executives and companies of all sizes in all phases of civil and criminal investigations by federal and state agencies.

Mr. Shea said, "I am looking forward to returning to private practice and working at Venable. The firm has an impressive client roster, the attorneys work on interesting cases, and the talent is second to none."

Mr. Shea received a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. He received an A.B. from Princeton University.


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