News Release

White Collar Criminal Defense Award from NACDL and Stetson Law to be presented to attorney Hank Asbill

Washington, D.C. (Feb. 23, 2015) — Hank Asbill, an acclaimed white collar defense attorney based in the Washington, D.C., office of Jones Day, will be presented the 2015 White Collar Criminal Defense Award on March 14 at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida.

WHAT: The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Stetson Law co-present the award annually to individuals who have made a profound impact on the field of white collar criminal defense advocacy.

WHEN: Saturday, March 14, 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Great Hall, Stetson University College of Law, 1401 61st St. S., Gulfport, Florida.

WHO: Hank Asbill frequently lectures on legal and trial strategy and has a distinguished national practice. He has successfully defended individual and corporate clients facing criminal and related civil charges for more than three decades and he is presently representing former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell in a public corruption conviction appeal. Mr. Asbill was profiled in The National Law Journal's special "Winning" report on the nation's top litigators and in SmartCEO magazine as a "go to" lawyer for commercial litigation and white-collar criminal defense. Mr. Asbill is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and Litigation Counsel of America and a member of NACDL’s advisory committee. He is past president and fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers, past president of the D.C. Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and a former two-term director of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

The NACDL White Collar Criminal Defense College at Stetson, March 12-15, 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. Asbill, visit Stetson Law News. Photo courtesy of Jones Day.

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.   

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Ivan Dominguez, Director of Public Affairs and Communications, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, (202) 465-7662 or

Brandi Palmer, Manager of Media Relations, Stetson University College of Law, (727) 562-7381 or

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 legal system.