• District of Columbia
  • New York


  • New York University School of Law, LLM Tax
  • New York University School of Law, JD
  • Manhattan College, BA
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William B. Shields

Of Counsel

Washington, DC v. +1.202.772.5817 f. +1.202.572.8382

William (“Bill”) Shields concentrates his practice in white collar defense and investigative matters, with a particular focus in representing individuals in state and federal criminal investigations and prosecutions of securities fraud, antitrust and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations, health care fraud, tax evasion, and public corruption. 

Mr. Shields spent fifteen years in public service, four as an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney's Office, and eleven as a Special Assistant Attorney General in the Office of the New York State Deputy Attorney General for Medicaid Fraud Control. 


  • Acquittal of a bank president/lawyer charged with a conspiracy and scheme to defraud after a six-month jury trial in the New York County Supreme Court.
  • Dismissal of an indictment charging a congressman with tax evasion and mail fraud during the government’s case-in-chief on the government’s motion in the District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
  • Successful appeal of a money laundering conviction in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
  • Conducted a two-year investigation ordered by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia of the conduct of six federal prosecutors during the investigation and trial of U.S. Senator Ted Stevens and co-authored a 514-page published report of the investigation, including its findings and conclusions.