Sean McKenna focuses his practice on health care enforcement and regulatory issues, representing individuals and providers under civil or administrative investigation by the Department of Justice, Offices of Inspector General, and Attorneys’ General Medicaid Fraud Control Units, as well as in criminal investigations and matters. As a former ten-year Assistant United States Attorney, Associate Counsel to the Inspector General and Associate Regional General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Sean has extensive experience in the health care industry. Sean’s work also includes assisting clients with internal investigations and compliance reviews, payor audits, as well as advising companies on compliance with state and federal fraud and abuse rules. He is a frequent invited speaker at national, regional, and local conferences.
Shamoil T. Shipchandler is the Director of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Fort Worth Regional Office, where he is responsible for leading all aspects of the SEC’s enforcement and examination activities in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Kansas. FWRO’s region includes approximately 460 NYSE- and Nasdaq-listed companies, over 1000 total public reporting companies, and 65 Fortune 500 companies including three of the ten largest; the region also has over 1000 registered investment advisers and broker/dealers with over $2 trillion of assets under management.
Shamoil is formerly a Deputy Criminal Chief with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas, where he was the Attorney-in-Charge of the Plano Office, served as the Asset Forfeiture Chief, and prosecuted complex white collar criminal cases. During his tenure with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Shamoil obtained convictions in the areas of securities fraud, tax evasion, bank fraud, mail and wire fraud, money laundering, computer sabotage, and public corruption. Representative cases included the prosecution of 40 defendants in a mortgage fraud scheme, for which Shamoil received the Department of Justice’s Director’s Award; the prosecution of defendants in a $400 million Ponzi scheme; the prosecution of the former mayor of a Texas town for public corruption; and the negotiation of the largest corporate immigration fraud settlement in history, for which Shamoil was awarded the DHS Secretary’s Silver Medal. Shamoil is also a frequent speaker on cybersecurity, securities fraud, conducting financial investigations, federal criminal procedure, money laundering and other white collar topics, ethics and professional responsibility, and trial advocacy.
Shamoil was a partner with the Bracewell law firm prior to joining the Commission and an associate with the law firm of Covington & Burling before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Shamoil graduated from Middlebury College and Cornell Law School and clerked for Judge Roger B. Andewelt of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Shamoil is also an adjunct faculty member of the SMU Dedman School of Law, where he teaches Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Law.
David Kirtland, CIA, CRMA, CFE, is a manager in the compliance consulting practice for AXIA Partners, a Houston-area consulting firm that specializes in helping mid-market, private and public companies with their financial and IT needs. His areas of expertise include accounting systems and internal controls, fraud education, fraud prevention, project management, performance improvement, and process efficiency identification. David holds certifications from the Institute of Internal Auditors as a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certified in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA), and he is a Certified Fraud Examiner.
David graduated from the University of Houston with BBA in Accounting and Marketing and an MS in Accountancy and is currently the Vice President of the Houston Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners.