Mike Shepard, a partner in the Special Matters & Government Investigations practice, is a highly accomplished former federal prosecutor with extensive experience in white-collar criminal defense, civil trials, and internal investigations.
A former Chief of the Public Integrity Section of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division and Interim U.S. Attorney in Chicago, Mike understands how federal prosecutors and regulators work. He leverages this experience and his excellent reputation with government lawyers to keep clients out of the limelight against all odds.
Mr. Shepard brings the experience from over forty cases related to a wide variety of issues including fraud, bribery and corruption, and tax violations. He has won many high-profile victories, including his successful defense of the former CEO of JDS Uniphase in the largest securities fraud class action ever to go to trial. In addition, Mike regularly represents indigent criminal defendants.