Evan T. Shea

Shea Evan
Evan Shea is a counsel in Venable's Litigation Practice in the Baltimore office. He focuses on complex commercial litigation and white collar criminal defense. Evan has represented corporations and individuals in complex litigation involving commercial disputes, products liability, and corporate governance and in investigations by the Department of Justice and other federal and state agencies. Evan is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer, having litigated dozens of civil and criminal cases in federal court and briefed and argued a number of federal appeals.

Evan 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 Asset Forfeiture & Money Laundering Section of the U.S. Attorney's Office, where he had statewide responsibility for overseeing federal asset forfeiture and money laundering matters. Evan is also a member of the Criminal Justice Act Felony Panel for the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.

Prior to his time as an assistant U.S. Attorney, 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.


Government Experience

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




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

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia

Clerk Experience

  • Honorable Benson E. Legg U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland