WASHINGTON, D.C. 31 October 2013 – Hogan Lovells proudly announces that Litigation partner William D. Nussbaum has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (“the College”), one of the premier legal associations in America.
The induction at which Nussbaum became a Fellow took place recently before an audience of approximately 900 persons during the recent 2013 Annual Meeting of the College in San Francisco, California.
A resident of Hogan Lovells’ Washington, D.C. office, Nussbaum has handled more than 80 jury trials and a great many non-jury trials, injunction proceedings, arbitrations, and other contested matters in federal and state courts and tribunals in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and throughout the United States, as well as London and Moscow. In addition to civil cases, he has handled a variety of high-profile white-collar criminal matters, including the defense of key figures in the "Whitewater" investigation and the "Ill Wind" investigation of Pentagon procurement practices.
Before joining Hogan Lovells, Nussbaum served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, where he was twice the recipient of Department of Justice Special Achievement Awards. He graduated summa cum laude from American University Washington College of Law and has been practicing law for 36 years.
Founded in 1950, the College is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only and only after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Lawyers must have a minimum of fifteen years trial experience before they can be considered for Fellowship.
Membership in the College cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province. There are currently 5,789 members in the United States and Canada, including active Fellows, Emeritus Fellows, Judicial Fellows (those who ascended to the bench after their induction) and Honorary Fellows. The College strives to improve and elevate the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the trial profession. Qualified lawyers are called to Fellowship in the College from all branches of trial practice. They are carefully selected from among those who customarily represent plaintiffs in civil cases and those who customarily represent defendants, those who prosecute accused of crime and those who defend them. The College is thus able to speak with a balanced voice on important issues affecting the legal profession and the administration of justice.
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