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Washington, DC, Attorney Kobie Flowers Elected to Board of Directors of Nation's Criminal Defense Bar

Washington, DC (Nov. 9, 2017) – Washington, DC, Attorney Kobie Flowers was elected to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) at the Association’s fall meeting, which was held in Boston on October 28, 2017. Flowers’ additional involvements at NACDL include service as a DC Circuit Vice Chair of the Amicus Curiae Committee, Chair of the Diversity Committee, and a member of both the Body Camera Committee and the Sousveillance Task Force.

Kobie Flowers joined Brown, Goldstein & Levy in October 2016, after managing his own small firm in Washington, DC. He specializes in representing individuals and businesses in complex criminal and civil matters. As a member of the Attorney General’s Honors Program, Flowers was a civil rights prosecutor at the United States Department of Justice for over four years. There, he conducted complex grand jury investigations involving fraud, false statements, obstruction of justice, and perjury charges as aspects of enforcing federal criminal civil rights statutes.

As an assistant federal public defender in Baltimore, Flowers successfully represented clients charged with federal felonies, including fraud, false statements, obstruction of justice, bribery, and perjury charges. He won two-thirds of the cases he defended at trial. Following his government service, Flowers entered private practice and focused on complex commercial litigation. As a lawyer at a large international law firm, he assisted corporate clients with investigations involving the False Claims Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and federal securities laws.

Kobie has litigated cases in federal and state courts throughout the United States and in the military commissions at Guantanamo Bay as a criminal defense lawyer. He taught trial law at the National Criminal Defense College, the Bronx Defenders, and Harvard Law School. Before starting his legal career, Kobie served in the United States Peace Corps as a volunteer in Ivory Coast.

Kobie received his undergraduate from Stanford University and his J.D. from Georgetown University.

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Ian Nawalinski, NACDL Public Affairs & Communications Assistant, (202) 465-7624 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.