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Pursuing Washington DC Shanlon Wu
Shanlon Wu

Shanlon Wu

Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC

0 years of experience

White Collar Crime, Education Law

Washington DC


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. View More ›


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Practice Area

White Collar Crime
Education Law


English: Spoken, Written

Mandarin: Spoken, Written

Professional Experience

Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC
2020 - Current


Georgetown University Law Center


Georgetown University Law Center


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

Professional Associations

District of Columbia Bar # 422910



District of Columbia Bar  # 422910

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DC Student Defense


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Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC
900 Seventh Street NW Suite 725 Washington, DC 20001
Telephone: (202) 466-4110
Fax: (202) 466-2693

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