Julian Moore


Julian represents companies, officers, directors, and executives in a wide range of complex domestic and international disputes, investigations, and enforcement actions by criminal and regulatory authorities, including the DOJ, SEC, and various other federal and state agencies.

He has particular expertise in white-collar criminal cases, securities and regulatory enforcement matters, anti-corruption and internal investigations, and sensitive internal reviews involving culture and conduct issues related to race, sex, gender, sexuality, and religion.
Before joining the firm, Julian was a Senior Managing Director, and member of the leadership team, at K2 Intelligence, where he focused on large-scale and high-profile corporate investigations involving corruption and various types of fraud.
Previously, Julian served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) where he was a member of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Unit. During this time, Julian served as lead counsel on behalf of the United States in numerous jury trials and argued before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals on multiple occasions. Among his many prominent cases at SDNY, Julian served as a lead prosecutor in the investigation of the Bernard L. Madoff Ponzi Scheme and a special appointee to the Mortgage Fraud Task Force.
In addition to his service as a federal prosecutor, Julian served as Deputy Attorney General for New York State and Deputy Chief of Investigations for the Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption, an executive commission established by the Governor of New York, in coordination with the Attorney General of New York, to probe systemic public corruption and the appearance of such corruption in New York government, political campaigns, and elections.
Upon graduation from law school, Julian served as a law clerk to the Hon. Kim McLane Wardlaw of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He graduated with honors from Harvard College and received his law degree with honors from Columbia Law School, where he was the Executive Managing Editor of the Columbia Law Review.
Julian currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of The Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. Julian is also a lifelong member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization, and has been honored numerous times throughout the years by the entity.


Representative matters

An international financial institution in investigations by the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority surrounding insider trading allegations related to block trades. 

Designed and implemented an international financial institution’s market-abuse training program in the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, and APAC covering, inter alia, manipulation, fraud, disruptive practices, and trade practice violations. 

Conducted pre-acquisition due diligence on behalf of a European investment holding company contemplating a significant investment in a US-listed company that raised insider trading issues. 

One of the world’s key developers of vaccines in an internal investigation into its operations in Africa and globally, and in particular, its use of various third parties to engage with high-ranking government officials in connection with setting up a manufacturing facility in Africa. 

Speaking Engagements

• SIFMA C&L Annual Seminar, Litigate or Settle? Current Considerations in Handling Enforcement Matters Against Firms and Individuals, March 21, 2022, Orlando, Florida

• Practicing Law Institute Panel, The Attorney-Client Privilege and Internal Investigations, August 3, 2021 (Virtual)

• SIFMA Compliance and Legal Society, Chief Compliance Officer Outlook, July 20, 2021 (Virtual)

• Practicing Law Institute Panel, The Attorney-Client Privilege and Internal Investigations, August 4, 2020 (Virtual)

• 2018 Retail Law Conference: Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), “New Media Transparency Guides for Advertisers & the Scandal That Led to Them,” October 11, 2018, Austin, Texas

• Change From The Top Diversity Forum, “Overcoming Climates of Silence,” January 30, 2017, New York, New York

• Advertising Week Trust Forum, “The Year of Transparency,” November 28, 2016, New York, New York

• Bloomberg BNA Webinar, “Media Transparency: What Advertisers Must Know to Protect Themselves,” November 14, 2016, New York, New York

• Norwegian Association of Advertisers (ANFO), “ADTECH: Programmatic: The ANA Report: What Has It Contributed?,” October 25, 2016, Oslo, Norway

• Association of National Advertisers Webinar, “Revealed: Key Findings from ANA’s Media Transparency Study,” June 9, 2016, New York, New York

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Practicing Law Institute, Co-Chair, Annual Two-Day Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workship (2022 – Present)
  • Co-Chair, Board Governance Committee (2017-2020)
  • Trevor Project, Board Chair (2022 – Present)
  • Co-Vice Chair, Executive Committee (2018-2022),



Registered Foreign Lawyer, England and Wales, 2024

Admitted: Bar of the State of New York

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


J.D., Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Columbia Law School, 2001

Columbia Law Review, Executive Managing Editor

A.B., cum laude, Harvard University, 1998

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.