Shawn A. Morgan
Of Counsel
(304) 933-8119
Office: Bridgeport
J.D. West Virginia University
B.A. West Virginia University
Licensure: WV
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Shawn Morgan has extensive federal court trial experience and is skilled in handling government investigations and grand jury witness appearances. A 13-year veteran of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of West Virginia, she prosecuted federal criminal cases, including those involving white collar crimes, and investigated cybersecurity breaches. Prior to serving as a federal prosecutor, she spent four years as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Irene M. Keeley and three years in private practice.  She is a member of the firm’s Cybersecurity Breach Response Team and currently serves as one of its two Privacy & Security Officers. 

Work Experience

2015 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2014-2015 Assistant United States Attorney, United States Attorney's Office
2010-2014 Criminal Chief/Assistant United States Attorney, United States Attorney's Office
2008-2010 Branch Supervisor/Assistant United States Attorney, United States Attorney's Office
2002-2008 Assistant United States Attorney, United States Attorney's Office
1997-2002 Judicial Law Clerk, Hon. Irene M. Keeley, U.S. District Court, Northern District of West Virginia
1994-1997 Robinson & McElwee

Speaking Engagements

Cybersecurity Presentation: “Security and Cybersecurity Issues in the Shale Plays: How Will You Respond?”, 8th Law of Shale Plays Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, September 6, 2017

Cybersecurity Presentation: “Protecting Assets Downstream of Meter,” Southern Gas Association Operating Conference, Atlanta, GA, July 18, 2017

“Current Professional and Personal Issues in Cybersecurity,” Harrison County Bar Association, Bridgeport, WV, May 2017

“Planning Ahead: Provisions Your Response Plan Should Have,” Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Law Conference, Plano, TX, January 2017

“Are You Cyber Secure?” 2016 Women & Technology WV Conference, Canaan Valley, WV, October 2016

"Individual Liability and Corporate Liability Under the Park Doctrine" - 2016 Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) Convergence, San Jose, CA, September 2016

“Panel Discussion on Criminal Justice System,” Leadership West Virginia, July 2016

“The Cybersecurity Act and Other ‘Statutes in the Weeds’” West Virginia University CLE Program, April 2016

"Federal Discovery Obligations," West Virginia State Police, 2014

"Update on Federal Criminal Law," West Virginia Narcotics Officers Association, 2012

"Firearms Trafficking in Drug Cases," National Project Safe Neighborhoods Conference, 2010

"Impact of United States v. Hayes," National NICS Users Conference, 2009

"Effective Use of Courtroom Technology in Trials," West Virginia University CLE Program, 2008

Key Experience

Responded to clients’ data breaches and potential data breaches involving hacking, ransomware, and phishing attacks, providing breach notification assistance and advice on cybersecurity information-sharing
Represented energy industry clients in contractual disputes and in defense of environmental damages claims
Defended a doctor at trial against claim of negligence alleged to have caused patient's disc herniation

Memberships & Awards

Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference
Vice President, NDWV Chapter, Federal Bar Association
President, Harrison County Bar Association
United States Attorney's Award Recipient as Outstanding NDWV Employee
ATF Honor Award, National Award Recipient, 2010