GULFPORT, Fla., Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.

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 or NACDL Meetings Manager Tamara Kalacevic at 202-872-8600 x641 or You can learn more about the program, and access a registration application by clicking here.

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.  

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 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, Sao Paulo, London, Moscow, Warsaw, Kyiv, Istanbul, Dubai and Beijing. For additional information, visit

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