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Hank Asbill provides clients with more than four decades of exemplary jury trial and appellate experience. Over the course of his career, he has successfully defended corporate and individual clients in a wide range of criminal and civil matters in more than 100 trials and 30 appeals in federal and state courts across the country. His work includes white collar defense, securities litigation, complex civil litigation and antitrust and corporate investigations.
Hank, whom Chambers recognizes as “one of the best, if not the best criminal defense trial attorney in the country," received the White Collar Defense Lawyer of the Year Award in 2015 from the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He has also been recognized by Benchmark Litigation in 2019 as one of the top 100 trial lawyers in the U.S., as well as a top practitioner in White Collar, Antitrust, Appellate, General Commercial, and Securities Litigation; The Legal 500 (Corporate Investigations and White-collar Criminal Defense); Best Lawyers in America (Criminal Defense: White Collar, Criminal Defense: General Practice, Commercial Litigation, Litigation: Regulatory Enforcement, Bet the Company Litigation); Euromoney’s World’s Leading White Collar Crime Lawyers; Washingtonian magazine; and Super Lawyers. He was profiled in The National Law Journal’s "Winning" report featuring the nation’s top litigators and SmartCEO magazine called him a "go to" lawyer for white-collar criminal defense and commercial litigation.
Hank is a master of the Edward Bennett Williams Inn of Court, Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, past president and Fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers, Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, member of the New York Council of Defense Lawyers, past president of the D.C. Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and former two-term director of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
A frequent lecturer on trial work, Hank is a former adjunct professor of criminal and civil trial practice at Georgetown University Law Center and a former instructor at the Federal Judicial Center training program for federal district judges.
Prior to joining Orrick, Hank was a partner at Buckley LLP.
Some of his more noteworthy matters include: