Henry Asbill


Jones Day

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Hank Asbill has extensive first-chair jury trial and appellate experience. His practice is national. He has
successfully defended individual and corporate clients for more than three decades against a broad
spectrum of criminal and civil charges.

Hank has lectured widely on substantive legal and trial strategy issues. His topics have included
innovative jury selection, opening and closing arguments, advanced cross-examination, creative
motions practice, e-presentations in trial, entrapment defenses, antitrust and securities fraud
defenses, creative use of character evidence, government attacks on criminal defense lawyers,
investigation of complex cases, surviving and winning RICO megatrials, and cooperation with other
defense lawyers in multidefendant cases.

Hank was profiled in The National Law Journal’s special “Winning” report highlighting successful
strategies from 11 of the nation’s top litigators, in SmartCEO magazine as a “go to” lawyer for
commercial litigation and white-collar criminal defense, and in Am Law Daily for his criminal and civil
trial practice.

Hank is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, past president and Fellow of the American
Board of Criminal Lawyers, and past president of the D.C. Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
He is a former two-term director of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and
presently serves as an Advisory Committee Member of NACDL’s White Collar Criminal Defense

Hank also has been an adjunct professor of criminal and civil trial practice at Georgetown University
Law Center and an instructor at numerous trial advocacy programs and the Federal Judicial Center
training program for new federal district judges.


Trial Practice

Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement

Corporate Criminal Investigations

Antitrust Criminal Investigations


Washington, D.C.’s “Top 100 Super Lawyers,” Law & Politics magazine

D.C.’s “Top 100 Trial Lawyers,” American Trial Lawyers Association

“Top 20 DC FCPA Lawyers,” Shark Tank Legal

“Appellate Hot-List,” National Law Journal

The Best Lawyers in America (Bet-The-Company litigation)

Chambers (White Collar Crime Litigation Leading Lawyer)