Government Experience

  • Assistant United States Attorney, United States Department of Justice, District of Maryland

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia


  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2007
  • A.B., Princeton University, 2004

Judicial Clerkships

  • Honorable Benson E. Legg, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
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Evan T. Shea


Evan Shea is a counsel in Venable's Litigation Practice in the Baltimore office. He focuses on white collar criminal defense and complex commercial litigation. Evan has represented clients in conducting internal investigations, responding to federal grand jury subpoenas and interview requests, and shareholder litigation. He previously served as an assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Maryland from 2012 to 2017, where he 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.

From 2015 to 2017, Evan served as chief of the Task Force Asset Forfeiture & Money Laundering Section, where he had statewide responsibility for overseeing federal asset forfeiture and money laundering matters. He presented on asset forfeiture and money laundering at seminars held by members of the financial industry, the Department of Justice, and state and federal agencies.

Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney's office, Evan 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.