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Alexandria, VA Attorney Nina Ginsberg Installed as Secretary of Nation's Criminal Defense Bar

Washington, DC (July 29, 2015) – Alexandria, VA. Attorney Nina Ginsberg was sworn in as Secretary of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) at the Association's 58th annual meeting in Denver, CO, on July 26.

Ginsberg, a founding partner at DiMuroGinsberg, P.C., in Alexandria, VA, has practiced criminal law for more than 30 years. She has represented individuals and corporations in a wide range of matters, with a focus on national security law, white collar investigations and prosecution, financial and securities fraud, computer crime, copyright fraud, and professional ethics. 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.

Ginsberg has served multiple terms on the Virginia State Bar Council and 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 and has taught the Virginia State Bar's Mandatory Professionalism Course. 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. In 2002, she was named one of the top 75 lawyers in Washington by Washingtonian Magazine and is listed as a SuperLawyer in the area of criminal law in Virginia and the District of Columbia. Ms. Ginsberg is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

In her decades of NACDL membership, Ginsberg has chaired and co-chaired the Amicus, Asset Forfeiture and International Law Committees. She previously served on the Board of Directors in 2012, and she also served two prior terms on the Board between 1998 and 2005. She has served on several Nominating Committees and executive director screening task forces, as well as receiving three presidential commendations. She has also served on the National Security, International Law, Sex Offender Policy, and Death Penalty Advisory Committees. This past year Ginsburg served as NACDL's Parliamentarian.

She is a graduate of the University of Rochester, where she received her B.A. in 1972, and the Antioch School of Law, where she received her J.D. in 1978.

More information about Ginsberg can be found here.

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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 many thousands of 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.