Joseph B. Shumofsky is an accomplished trial lawyer and Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is Co-Chair of the Sills Cummis & Gross White Collar Criminal Defense Practice Group and a Member of the Firm’s Litigation, Corporate Investigations and Integrity, and Tax Fraud and Controversy Practice Groups. His practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, internal corporate investigations, complex business disputes, and counseling corporations that are victims of white collar crimes. Mr. Shumofsky has successfully represented defendants against various crimes and has conducted multiple corporate internal investigations. He also is the Chair of the Firm’s Cyber Security and Data Privacy Practice and has counseled companies in establishing appropriate data privacy and cybersecurity policies and in responding to cyber security incidents.
Mr. Shumofsky’s practice draws on his previous experience as a federal prosecutor and in private practice. Before joining Sills Cummis & Gross, he was a federal prosecutor for nine years, serving in the United States Attorney’s Office in the District of New Jersey and in the Southern District of Florida, serving primarily in each office’s Economic Crimes Unit. As a federal prosecutor, Mr. Shumofsky investigated, managed and prosecuted a wide variety of white collar cases, including cases involving financial fraud, bank fraud, tax fraud, securities fraud, insurance fraud, health care fraud, identity theft, and cybercrimes. He also successfully tried numerous federal jury trials to verdict. Mr. Shumofsky was recognized for his exceptional work by several federal law enforcement agencies, and he received the Special Achievement Award from the United States Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey.
Prior to his Government service, Mr. Shumofsky spent approximately seven years in private practice in New York at Dorsey & Whitney and, previously, at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, focusing on complex commercial litigation matters for businesses and individuals. He also clerked for Honorable David N. Edelstein, United States District Judge, Southern District of New York.