Shanlon Wu

Shanlon Wu

Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC
  • White Collar Crime, Education Law
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Shan’s professional and personal background gives him a unique understanding of academic institutions and the criminal justice system. A former federal prosecutor in Washington, D.C., he is at home in D.C. Courts and very familiar with all of the Washington, D.C. law enforcement agencies, especially the Metropolitan Police Department. His parents were university professors so he grew up in a university environment. He understands the mindset of academic institutions. As a prosecutor, he supervised in the misdemeanor crime section. This is the section of the Washington, D.C. prosecutor’s office that handles most college student cases. His understanding of charging decisions and how judges view these cases is invaluable to his student clients and their families. Shan served as a federal prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia for over ten years. During his tenure there, now Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. appointed him to supervisory positions in the Misdemeanor Trial Section and also in a police corruption task force. His outstanding legal work in the government was recognized through numerous Special Achievement Awards from the Justice Department as well as awards conveyed by law enforcement agencies and community groups. From 1999-2000, Shan served as Counsel to Attorney General Janet Reno, advising her on criminal and civil investigations, E-Gov, E-Commerce (electronic signatures, internet gambling, internet telephony, privacy & public access issues in electronic court filings), congressional oversight, and legislative review. His responsibilities included serving as liaison to the FBI, DEA, Criminal Division, Executive Office of United States Attorneys, National Institute of Justice, and White House Counsel’s Office.

Practice Areas
White Collar Crime
Education Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
D.C. Circuit
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Federal Circuit
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Mandarin: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner
Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC
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Legal Analyst
CNN
- Current
Partner
Wu, Grohovsky & Whipple
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WU, GROHOVSKY & WHIPPLE is a boutique law firm focusing on white-collar, criminal and student defense, select transactional matters and cases brought under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act, Shan heads the firm's student defense practice group which focuses on defending college and university students in college disciplinary proceedings. College conduct code violations and university conduct code violations typically encompass both allegations of college student misconduct as well as academic dishonesty.
Partner
Wheat Wu PLLC
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At Wheat Wu PLLC, Shan focused on student defense cases, white-collar, criminal law and qui tam cases. His student defense practice included defending college and university students in college disciplinary hearings involving both college conduct code violations as well as academic dishonesty violations.
Assistant United States Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice
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Education
Georgetown University Law Center
J.D.
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Activities: Barristers Council, Moot Court Board, Georgetown International Environmental Law Review, Law and Policy in International Business Sarah Lawrence College
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Awards
Executive Board Member of the Assistant United States Attorneys Association of the District of Columbia
Assistant United States Attorneys Association of the District of Columbia
Appointed November 13, 2013
Professional Associations
District of Columbia Bar  # 422910
Member
Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Trump’s Attacks on Judges and Prosecutors Are Dangerous. Gag Him Completely
The Daily Beast
Stormy Daniels’ New Movie Is No Reason to Dismiss the Trump Case
The Daily Beast
The Judge’s Ruling on Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis Is a Mess
The Daily Beast
Republicans’ Hunter Biden Witch Hunt Is an Epic Fail
The Daily Beast
Alvin Bragg’s Case Against Trump Is Stronger Than You Think
The Daily Beast
The Case for Disqualifying Fani Willis Makes No Sense
The Daily Beast
Special Counsel Robert Hur’s Report on Biden’s Classified Documents Is Partisan and Unprofessional
The Daily Beast
Be Prepared for a Unanimous Supreme Court Ruling in Trump’s Favor
The Daily Beast
The Jury Went Easy on Trump by Only Awarding Carroll $83.3M
The Daily Beast
Trump Would Be a Rogue Cop With Presidential Immunity
The Daily Beast
Calm Down, the Allegations Against Fani Willis Won’t Put Trump’s Georgia Prosecution at Risk
The Daily Beast
Chief Justice John Roberts’ AI Report Reads Like an Old Robot Wrote It
The Daily Beast
Here’s What SCOTUS Should Do With the Trump Ballot Cases
The Daily Beast
Why Trump and His GOP Henchwoman Will Regret That Michigan Phone Call
The Daily Beast
Trump, Elon Musk, and Billionaire ‘Populists’ Threaten Democracy and Freedom
The Daily Beast
Elon Musk Is Weaponizing the Government and Courts Against His Critics
The Daily Beast
Supreme Court’s New Ethics Code Is Too Little, Far Too Late
The Daily Beast
Trump’s Last-Ditch Effort to Derail Stormy Daniels Case Misfires
The Daily Beast
North Carolina’s Supreme Court Is Poised to Hand Power to Republicans
The Daily Beast
Why Did the Stormy Daniels Case Suddenly Go From Zero to 60?
The Daily Beast
Biden Already Has Congress’ OK to Cancel Student Loan Debt
The Daily Beast
What the U.S. Did to Japanese Americans Could Happen Again
The Daily Beast
Trump’s Georgia Election Case Won’t Hinge on One Person Mouthing Off
The Daily Beast
It’s Official: Pence Cares More About Himself Than Democracy
The Daily Beast
Don’t Let the Chinese Spy Balloon Become the New ‘Kung Flu’
The Daily Beast
Can Stormy Daniels Be to Trump What Taxes Were to Al Capone?
The Daily Beast
Why Merrick Garland Should Fire Special Counsel Durham Now
The Daily Beast
Biden’s Strategy: Legally Smart But Politically Clumsy
The Daily Beast
Pence’s Classified Documents Are a New Headache for AG Merrick Garland
The Daily Beast
Biden’s Team Is Making This So Much Worse Than It Has to Be
The Daily Beast
Special Counsel May End Up Protecting Biden Admin From GOP Witch Hunts
The Daily Beast
Democrats Have Little to Fear From GOP House Investigations
The Daily Beast
Joe Biden and Donald Trump’s Classified Doc Scandals Are Worlds Apart
The Daily Beast
Refusing to Forgive Institutional Racism Is Not Cancel Culture
The Daily Beast
We Haven’t Seen Trump’s Taxes Yet, but It’s Clear the IRS Failed America
The Daily Beast
Donald Trump Can’t Hide From Jan. 6 Committee’s Criminal Referral
The Daily Beast
Trump’s Special Master Suit Is Dead—Now the Real Case Begins
The Daily Beast
Why SCOTUS Could Be About to Unleash Frankenstein’s Monster
The Daily Beast
Federal Appeals Court Slam-Dunks on Judge Who OK’d Trump’s Special Master
The Daily Beast
Trump’s Tax Return Fight Is All About His Abuse of Power
The Daily Beast
Garland Just Undermined Himself by Naming a Trump Special Counsel
The Daily Beast
Donald Trump’s Latest Mar-a-Lago Filing Is a Game of Pretend
The Daily Beast
Donald Trump’s Latest Mar-a-Lago Filing Is a Game of Pretend
The Daily Beast
Donald Trump’s Latest Mar-a-Lago Filing Is a Game of Pretend
The Daily Beast
Appointing a Special Counsel for Trump Would Be a Mistake
The Daily Beast
Were Asian Americans Forgotten in SCOTUS Arguments Over Affirmative Action?
The Daily Beast
How Releasing Trump’s Tax Returns Could Save Our Democracy
The Daily Beast
Trump Is Going to Create Yet Another Constitutional Crisis
The Daily Beast
The Justice Department Needs to Get Out of Its Own Way in the Trump Investigations
The Daily Beast
Trump Needed (and Got) a Lot of Help to Be This Corrupt
The Daily Beast
The ‘60-Day’ Rule Doesn’t Exist. It’s Time to Charge Trump Now.
The Daily Beast
Trump’s Lawyers Reveal That Garland’s DOJ Has Backed Them Into a Legal Corner
The Daily Beast
Justice Department and Trump’s Lawyers Are Headed for a Legal War Over Presidential Power
The Daily Beast
The Justice Dept. Just Eviscerated the Trump-Appointed Judge in the Mar-a-Lago Case
The Daily Beast
The Judge in the Trump Mar-a-Lago Investigation Is Recklessly Endangering the Rule of Law
The Daily Beast
Justice Department Is Right to Resist Putting a Special Master on the Trump Classified Docs Investigation
The Daily Beast
College Discipline Is a Tragedy Waiting to Happen
The Daily Beast
Here’s How to Pardon-Proof the Cases Against the MAGA Rioters
The Daily Beast
Hunter Biden Will Be Topic One on Day One for Joe Biden’s Justice Department
The Daily Beast
Trump’s ‘Chinese Flu’ Takeback Is Worthless
The Daily Beast
Bill Barr Is Wrecking the Justice Department, And It May Never Recover
The Daily Beast
Why White-Collar Sex Creeps Keep Getting VIP Treatment From Manhattan Prosecutors
The Daily Beast
3 Questions to Ask if Your Student Gets in Trouble at College
The Huffington Post
Put the Intent Back into Plagiarism!
The Huffington Post
Identifying Campus Sexual Predators
The Huffington Post
Were UVA Student Hannah Graham and Virginia Tech Student Morgan Harrington Victims of a Serial Campus Rapist?
The Huffington Post
Websites & Blogs
Website
DC Student Defense
Website
Shanlon Wu
Blog
DC Student Defense Blog
Contact & Map
Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC
900 Seventh Street
NW Suite 725
Washington, DC 20001
Telephone: (202) 466-4110
Fax: (202) 466-2693
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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