Please join us on Monday, December 4th when we will welcome Joseph “Hilik” Shenkar – Legal Counsel, SC Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services to our podium.
Mr. Shenkar is the legal counsel for the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS). Aside from handling the legal needs of the agency, Mr. Shenkar is also heavily involved with addressing the opioids epidemic in South Carolina. Prior to working with DAODAS, Mr. Shenkar was the designated Drug Diversion prosecutor for the Fifth Judicial Circuit, covering Richland and Kershaw counties. His prosecution focused on criminal cases involving the diversion of pharmaceutical drugs to the illicit market. Mr. Shenkar also held a position with the United States Attorney as a Special Assistant US Attorney. In addition to prosecution, Mr. Shenkar spearheaded legislation in the field of drug diversion prosecution and opioids abuse. Mr. Shenkar has also handled various appeals for the Fifth Circuit, including both Magistrate Appeals in Circuit Court and arguments before the South Carolina Supreme Court. Prior to focusing on drug diversion prosecution, Mr. Shenkar prosecuted a variety of crimes, ranging from burglaries to assaults.