The international law firm of Chadbourne & Parke LLP announced today t…

The international law firm of Chadbourne & Parke LLP announced today that high-profile criminal and civil litigator Abbe D. Lowell, 51, will be joining the Firm as a partner, resident in Washington, D.C. Mr. Lowell comes to Chadbourne from Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, where he was head of the white collar and special investigations practice group and administrative partner of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.

“We are pleased to welcome Abbe to Chadbourne,” said Charles K. O’Neill, the Firm’s Managing Partner. “Abbe is recognized by his peers and legal commentators as one of the premier trial lawyers in the country. With partners Kenneth A. Caruso and Thomas V. Sjoblom, counsel John G. Moon and now partner Abbe D. Lowell, our recent hiring continues Chadbourne’s commitment to establishing a national and international powerhouse in the white collar, securities and business investigation/compliance practice.”

“Chadbourne’s dedication to excellence, the camaraderie among its partners, its diverse business practices from which litigation arises, and its steady growth and financial performance make it one of the premier firms internationally,” said Mr. Lowell. “In choosing a new professional home, I considered a number of leading firms, but none was as attractive as Chadbourne. I feel fortunate to have found this match.”

Mr. Lowell’s practice focuses on the investigation and trial of complex criminal and civil cases across the United States; counseling clients with respect to their dealings with legislative and government agencies; and advising international, national, state and local governments, as well as non-governmental organizations. He has been recognized by numerous publications, including The National Law Journal, which cited him as one of the country’s most successful trial attorneys in 2002; The Washingtonian, which has named him one of its top attorneys every year since 1986 in which a survey has been conducted; and Roll Call, a Capitol Hill newspaper which has included him as one of the attorneys whose business card people should keep in their address books.

Mr. Lowell has successfully tried more than a dozen 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. Civil cases include claims of civil rights violations, conspiracy, securities fraud, negligence, and breach of contract and fiduciary duty, and employment discrimination.

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