Shira Furman focuses her practice on complex litigation and investigations. Her practice encompasses representation of financial institutions, defense contractors, medical device companies and technology companies.  

Ms. Furman regularly represents clients in enforcement matters involving the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and has experience in matters related to securities fraud, foreign corrupt conduct, anti–money laundering concerns, accounting, and public disclosures and reporting. Ms. Furman’s investigation experience includes:

  • Assisting a large financial institution with an internal investigation into its anti–money laundering processes and procedures; 
  • Representing a financial institution into the SEC's enforcement action involving the hiring of relatives of foreign officials;
  • Representing a financial institution in the DOJ and SEC's investigation into securities fraud and wire fraud, including the negotiation of settlements with those agencies;
  • Negotiating a no-action letter from the SEC related to alleged GAAP violations on behalf of a large defense contractor.

Ms. Furman has experience representing clients in various stages of litigation, including responsive pleadings, fact discovery, depositions and motion practice. Ms. Furman’s litigation experience includes negotiating the dismissals of shareholder litigation on behalf of various clients after billion-dollar mergers.

Ms. Furman was a summer associate at WilmerHale in 2013. Previously, Ms. Furman was a law clerk at the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland in Baltimore, Maryland. During law school, Ms. Furman tried misdemeanor cases as a clinic intern with the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Prior to attending law school, Ms. Furman worked as a paralegal in the Civil Division of the DOJ, where she worked on matters involving the False Claims Act and the Anti-Kickback Act.


  • Selected for inclusion in the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in the area of white-collar criminal defense and the 2022 edition in the areas of white-collar criminal defense and securities litigation. 

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  • Education

    • JD, University of Virginia School of Law, 2014

      Editorial Board, Virginia Journal of Law & Politics
    • BA, Psychology, The George Washington University, 2009

      cum laude
  • Admissions

    • Massachusetts