Kamil Shields is a partner in the Firm’s Litigation Group. Her practice focuses on investigations and regulatory enforcement proceedings involving public corruption and bank and wire fraud.
Ms. Shields rejoined the Firm in 2019 from the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, where she served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Fraud and Public Corruption section. In her capacity as an Assistant United States Attorney, Ms. Shields served as lead prosecutor in 13 jury trials, investigated and indicted dozens of cases, drafted and argued procedural and substantive motions, worked with expert witnesses, and coordinated with victims of fraud and other crimes.
Ms. Shields was part of the team that successfully litigated the requisite standard by which the government may compel biometric access to electronic devices during the execution of a search warrant, an issue of first impression in the District of Columbia. Additionally, Ms. Shields investigated several high-profile public corruption and fraud matters involving, among others, alleged violations of the federal false statements, obstruction, and perjury statutes, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Ms. Shields received several special achievement awards for her efforts in the office.
Since returning to the Firm, she has counseled numerous financial institutions and public companies responding to subpoenas from the Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as requests from federal and state banking regulators. Ms. Shields has advised clients in connection with matters involving alleged violations of federal wire and bank fraud statues as well as the Bank Secrecy Act and the U.S. sanctions regime. She has also advised on corporate compliance programs relating to financial accounting, anti-money laundering and political lobbying controls. Finally, Ms. Shields has assisted clients with post-resolution reporting obligations, including cooperation following the entry of federal deferred prosecution agreements or guilty pleas.
She is a member of The Edward Bennett Williams American Inn of Court, an invitation-only professional organization devoted to advancing the practice of white collar criminal prosecution and defense. She has been recognized as a “Future Star” by Benchmark Litigation and as one of the “500 Leading Litigators in America” by Lawdragon for her work in investigations and enforcement. She is also a member of Law360’s 2023 White Collar Editorial Advisory Board.
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