Nationally renowned, high-profile criminal and civil litigator and trial attorney Abbe D. Lowell has rejoined Chadbourne & Parke LLP as a partner. He will split his time between Washington, D.C., and New York.
He returns to the firm to head its White Collar Defense and Special Litigation and Investigations Group. He previously held this position from 2003 to 2007 at Chadbourne, and held the same position at McDermott Will & Emery’s D.C. Office for the last several years.
As one of the nation’s leading white collar defense and trial attorneys, Lowell has an impressive track record of successfully representing companies and individuals in complex investigations, criminal and civil trials, appeals, and congressional and agency investigations all over the United States.
His talents and accomplishments are many, and have been recognized by news organizations and publications, including The National Law Journal, The Washingtonian, which has named him one of its top attorneys every year since 1986 when it first conducted this survey; Chambers; and Legal Times, which recognized him as one of the best white collar lawyers in Washington.
Andrew A. Giaccia, the Firm’s Managing Partner was quoted as saying in a press release at the firm’s website: “Abbe is not only one of the best white collar and trial attorneys in the United States, he is also a world class advisor to clients facing legal, political, market or media controversies. We look forward to having Abbe help us and our domestic and international clients navigate today’s increasingly complex worlds of white collar, securities and business investigations and compliance, especially when those clients face the possibility of trials and high profile attention from the media.”
Mr. Lowell has successfully tried dozens of high profile criminal and civil jury cases throughout the country. The criminal cases involved charges of public corruption, securities fraud, bank fraud, bankruptcy fraud, mail and wire fraud, election law violations, conspiracy and money laundering. His civil cases included claims of breach of contract and fiduciary duty, unfair trade and business practices, employment discrimination and civil rights violations, securities fraud, negligence, and civil RICO claims.
In addition to his representation of private clients, Mr. Lowell was appointed Chief Investigative Minority Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives for the Impeachment of President Clinton; Special Counselor to the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva; and Special Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Ethics Committee. Prior to entering private practice, he held various positions in the Department of Justice including Special Assistant to the U.S. Attorney General and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in Washington, D.C.
Lowell also teaches criminal procedure, evidence, and trial practice at Columbia Law School and Georgetown Law School and has contributed numerous articles to law reviews, legal newspapers and daily newspapers.
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