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Henry Asbill
One of the best, if not the best criminal defense trial attorney in the country … absolutely fearless … superb at cross-examining … aggressive when he needs to be … one of the legends of the white-collar Bar … a very forceful advocate who commands the courtroom. Chambers USA

Biography

Hank Asbill provides clients with more than four decades of exemplary jury trial and appellate experience. Over the course of his career, he has successfully defended corporate and individual clients in a wide range of criminal and civil matters in more than 100 trials and 30 appeals in federal and state courts across the country. His work includes white collar defense, securities litigation, complex civil litigation and antitrust and corporate investigations.

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One of the best, if not the best criminal defense trial attorney in the country … absolutely fearless … superb at cross-examining … aggressive when he needs to be … one of the legends of the white-collar Bar … a very forceful advocate who commands the courtroom. Chambers USA

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Publications

Awards and Recognitions

Awards & Recognitions

  • Benchmark Litigation 2019: Top 100 U.S. Trial Lawyers
  • Benchmark Litigation: White Collar Crime, Antitrust, Appellate, General Commercial, Securities
  • Chambers USA: Band 2, Litigation: Trial Lawyers – Nationwide 
  • Chambers USA: Band 2, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations – District of Columbia
  • The Legal 500: Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers: White Collar Defense Lawyer of the Year 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America: Criminal Defense: White Collar; Criminal Defense: General Practice; Commercial Litigation; Litigation: Regulatory Enforcement; Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Super Lawyers: Top 100 Washington, DC Metro Area
  • Washingtonian Magazine: Washington's Top Lawyers for 15 years; Lifetime Achievement
  • Northern Virginia Magazine: Top Lawyer
  • Euromoney: World's Leading White Collar Crime Lawyers
  • Master – Edward Bennett Williams Inn of Court

Education

  • J.D., Georgetown University
  • A.B., Princeton University

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas

Government Service

    • Law Clerk, Hon. John W. Kern III, District of Columbia Court of Appeals
    • Trial and Appellate Attorney, D.C. Public Defender Service

Memberships & Involvements

    • Fellow, American Board of Criminal Lawyers
    • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
    • Member and Former President, DC Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • Member and Former two-term Director and Chair of National CLE, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • Member, New York Council of Defense Lawyers
    • Master, Edward Bennett Williams American Inn of Court

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