News Release ~ 08/13/2012

Alexandria, Virginia, Attorney Nina J. Ginsberg Elected to the Board of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Washington, DC (August 13, 2012) – Nina Ginsberg was sworn in as a member of the NACDL Board of Directors at the Annual Board and Membership Meeting in San Francisco, California, on July 28. This will be Ginsberg’s third term on the board. She previously served on the board from 1989 to 1995.

Ginsberg, a partner at DiMuro Ginsberg, PC, in Alexandria, Virginia, has practiced criminal law for more than 30 years. Her work has included representing one of the September 11th Guantanamo detainees in the military commissions and in the DC Court of Appeals as part of the John Adams Project. And she represented NACDL at the 2008 United Nations sessions in Vienna, Austria.

In her decades of NACDL membership, Ginsberg has channeled her inexhaustible energy and enthusiasm into a number of tenures chairing and co-chairing the Amicus, Asset Forfeiture and International Law Committees. She has served on several Nominating Committees and executive director screening task forces, as well as receiving three presidential commendations. She now serves on the National Security, International Law, Sex Offender Policy, and Death Penalty Advisory Committees.

Ginsberg was elected to two terms on the Virginia State Bar Council, the State Bar’s equivalent to the NACDL Board, and recently completed a term on the Virginia Bar’s Board of Governors of the Criminal Law Section. She has also taught as an adjunct faculty member at the George Washington University and George Mason University Schools of Law. Ginsberg is a contributing editor on the editorial board of the Criminal Law Advocacy Reporter and was an early member of the Practitioner’s Advisory Committee to the U.S. Sentencing Commission. She is currently also a member of the Steering Group of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia’s Committee on National Security Law, Policy & Practice.

Ginsberg’s practice is comprised largely of complex criminal litigation, including financial and corporate fraud, computer crime, national security litigation, and professional ethics for both individual and corporate defendants. She is a graduate of the University of Rochester and the Antioch School of Law.

Contact: Ivan J. Dominguez, Deputy Director of Public Affairs & Communications, (202) 465-7662 or idominguez@nacdl.org.

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is the preeminent organization advancing the mission of the criminal defense bar to ensure justice and due process for persons accused of crime or wrongdoing. A professional bar association founded in 1958, NACDL's approximately 10,000 direct members in 28 countries – and 90 state, provincial and local affiliate organizations totaling up to 40,000 attorneys – include private criminal defense lawyers, public defenders, military defense counsel, law professors and judges committed to preserving fairness and promoting a rational and humane criminal justice system.

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