News Release ~ 01/14/2013

Noted Defense Attorney Abbe David Lowell Receives White Collar Criminal Defense Award from NACDL, Stetson Law

Washington, DC (January 14, 2013) -- On a Saturday night in January, the winner of the 2013 White Collar Criminal Defense Award was presented at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Fla. Notable litigator Abbe David Lowell, whose high-profile clients include former U.S. presidential candidate Senator John Edwards, intelligence analyst Stephen Jin-Woo Kim and Tampa socialite Jill Kelley, received the award during the NACDL White Collar Criminal Defense College at Stetson on Jan. 12.

The award is presented annually to individuals who have made a profound impact on the field of white collar criminal defense advocacy.

Defense attorney Abbe David Lowell was chief minority counsel during impeachment proceedings against former President Bill Clinton. He has won cases in 17 states, argued before the Supreme Court, and successfully defended Senator John Edwards in a four-week trial in June that ended in acquittal with the Justice Department dropping the case. Lowell directs the Chadbourne & Parke LLP White Collar Defense, Regulatory Investigations and Litigation Group.

“Abbe David Lowell represents the finest example of what it means to be a criminal defense lawyer. His commitment to his clients and his dedication to his colleagues, the profession and the important work of this association over many, many years is an inspiration to us all,” said NACDL President Steven D. Benjamin. “It is with tremendous pride and gratitude that this year we recognize Abbe’s many achievements and contributions with the 2013 White Collar Criminal Defense Award."

The NACDL White Collar Criminal Defense College at Stetson is a legal education “boot-camp” program for practitioners from across the country wishing to gain key advocacy skills and learn substantive white collar law from masters in the field.

Editor’s Note: To download a high-resolution image of Mr. Lowell, please visit Stetson Law News.

Photo Credits: Stetson University

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

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About NACDL 

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. 

About Stetson University College of Law 

Stetson University College of Law, Florida's first law school, has prepared lawyers and leaders since 1900. Today, Stetson leads the nation in blending legal doctrine with practical training, evidenced by its top-ranked programs in advocacy and legal writing. Through our academically rigorous curriculum and commitment to social responsibility, Stetson lawyers are ethical advocates ready to succeed in the legal profession.   

About Chadbourne & Parke LLP 

Chadbourne & Parke LLP, an international law firm headquartered in New York City, provides a full range of legal services, including mergers and acquisitions, securities, project finance, private funds, corporate finance, venture capital and emerging companies, energy/renewable energy, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, communications and technology, commercial and products liability litigation, arbitration/IDR, securities litigation and regulatory enforcement, special investigations and litigation, intellectual property, antitrust, domestic and international tax, insurance and reinsurance, environmental, real estate, executive compensation and employee benefits, employment law, trusts and estates and government contract matters. Major geographical areas of concentration include Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, Turkey, the Middle East and Latin America. The Firm has offices in New York, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Mexico City, São Paulo, London, Moscow, Warsaw, Kyiv, Istanbul, Dubai and Beijing. For additional information, visit www.chadbourne.com. 

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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