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Nationally renowned litigator Abbe David Lowell to receive 2013 White Collar Criminal Defense Award from NACDL, Stetson Law


Prominent white collar litigator Abbe David Lowell will receive the 2013 White Collar Criminal Defense Award during the NACDL White Collar Criminal Defense College program at Stetson University College of Law in Tampa Bay, Fla. The award, which honors individuals who have made a profound impact on the field of white collar criminal defense advocacy, will be presented on Jan. 12, 2013.

Abbe David Lowell, this year's White Collar Criminal Defense Award winner.

Abbe David Lowell, this year’s White Collar Criminal Defense Award winner.

Mr. Lowell, a partner at Chadbourne & Parke LLP and head of the firm’s White Collar Defense, Regulatory Investigations and Litigation Group, is one of the nation’s leading white collar defense and trial attorneys. He has successfully tried cases in 17 states and argued in more than a dozen courts of appeals, including the Supreme Court. He advises clients in their dealings with the U.S. Congress, state legislatures, and federal and state regulatory agencies. Mr. Lowell has defended notable high-profile public and political clients, most recently former U.S. presidential candidate Senator John Edwards, whose four-week trial ended with an acquittal and hung jury counts, resulting in the Justice Department dropping the case on June 13, 2012.

“I am honored and humbled to receive this award from my peers, and want to thank both the Stetson University College of Law and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers for selecting me,” said Mr. Lowell. “I am proud to work with my white collar defense colleagues around the country to maintain the balance between government and the rights of those charged with crimes.”

Mr. Lowell also served as chief minority counsel during impeachment proceedings against former President Bill Clinton and as special ethics counsel to the House Committee of Standards of Official Conduct. He was special counselor to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in the investigation and prosecution of human rights violations and war crimes in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia from 1994-96. Mr. Lowell teaches criminal law, evidence and trial practice at Georgetown Law Center and Columbia Law School and has written extensively on criminal law and procedure issues in legal and non-legal publications. He has been recognized as one of the most influential attorneys and best white collar defense attorneys in the U.S. by publications including The National Law Journal as well as Chambers and Best Lawyers in America.

The NACDL White Collar Criminal Defense College at Stetson is a legal education program for practitioners wishing to gain key advocacy skills and learn substantive white collar law from masters in the field. The program is scheduled for Jan. 9-13, 2013. For more information, contact Stetson Law Professor Ellen S. Podgor at 727-562-7348 or epodgor@law.stetson.edu or NACDL Meetings Manager Tamara Kalacevic at 202-872-8600 x641 or tkalacevic@nacdl.org. You can learn more about the program, and access a registration application by clicking here.

Media Contacts:

Brandi Palmer, Communications Office, Stetson University College of Law, 727-562-7381

Andrew Blum, Media Relations Manager, Chadbourne & Parke, 212-728-4519

Ivan J. Dominguez, Public Affairs, NACDL, 202-465-7662