Henry W. Asbill (Hank)

Hank Asbill has extensive, winning first-chair jury trial and appellate experience. His practice is national. He has successfully defended individual and corporate clients for more than three decades against a broad spectrum of criminal and civil charges.

Hank lectures widely on substantive legal and trial strategy issues. His topics have included innovative jury selection, opening and closing arguments, advanced cross-examination, creative motions practice, e-presentations in trial, entrapment defenses, antitrust and securities fraud defenses, creative use of character evidence, government attacks on lawyers, investigation of complex cases, surviving RICO megatrials, and joint defense agreements and practices.

Hank was profiled in The National Law Journal's special "Winning" report highlighting successful strategies from 11 of the nation's top litigators, in SmartCEO magazine as a "go to" lawyer for commercial litigation and white-collar criminal defense, and in Am Law Daily for his criminal and civil trial practice.

Hank is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, past president and Fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers, and past president of the D.C. Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is a former two-term director of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and present Advisory Committee member of NACDL's White Collar Criminal Defense College.

Hank also has been an adjunct professor of criminal and civil trial practice at Georgetown University Law Center and an instructor at numerous trial advocacy programs and the Federal Judicial Center training program for new federal district judges.

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Areas of Practice 1) Litigation, 2) Business and Tort Litigation (USA), 3) Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement, 4) Corporate Criminal Investigations and 5) Antitrust Criminal Investigations
Law School Georgetown University Law Center
Education Princeton University (A.B., 1969)
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia; New York; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fourth, Tenth, Eleventh, and District of Columbia Circuits; and U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia, Districts of Colorado and Maryland,
Most recent firm Jones Day
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