Assistant U.S. Attorney Hank Shea is an executive fellow at the Center for Ethical Business Cultures, splitting his time with the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Shea, based in the Twin Cities, has spent the last 10 years prosecuting high-profile cases of white-collar crime, including corporate fraud, environmental offenses and securities violations. He began his new volunteer, part-time position on Sept. 1, 2004.

According to U.S. Attorney Tom Heffelfinger, “Hank has the full support of the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Part of the mission of this office is to enhance corporate ethics and fight corporate fraud.”

Ron James, CEBC’s president and CEO, welcomed Shea’s contributions to the center. “Hank’s experience as a prosecutor of white-collar crime complement CEBC’s efforts to promote the benefits of creating an ethical culture and illuminating the high costs of failing to do so,” he said.

As an assistant U.S. attorney, Shea previously worked with the College of Business and School of Law and CEBC to develop two symposia on white-collar crime. The first, held in 2003, focused on white-collar crime and personal responsibility, and was named by Twin Cities Business Monthly as the year’s best business event. The second, in 2004, focused on white-collar crime and organizational responsibility and featured U.S. Deputy Attorney General James Comey.

In addition to his work in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Shea has served as assistant to the Army’s General Counsel in Washington, D.C., and as an attorney in private practice with the Minneapolis law firm of Leonard, Street and Deinard, focusing on commercial litigation. Shea joins James Mitchell, former chairman and CEO of IDS Life Insurance, who also serves the center as an executive business fellow.