WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 13, 2009) — McDermott Will & Emery LLP is pleased to announce Abbe David Lowell was recently inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL) at their Annual Meeting held in Atlanta, Georgia April 21-26, 2009.
"I am very proud and humbled to join this international group and to have been selected after the IATL spoke to lawyers and judges across the country against whom and before whom I have practiced law," said Lowell.
Most recently, Lowell secured a significant victory when the Justice Department dismissed all charges on behalf of Firm client Steven J. Rosen, and Keith Weissman (represented by co-counsel Arent Fox). Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman, two former American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) lobbyists, were charged under the Espionage Act of 1917 with improperly disseminating sensitive information. The dismissal came just 30 days prior to trial and after a prolonged five-year legal battle that threatened to distort the meaning of the First Amendment.
The International Academy of Trial Lawyers limits membership to 500 Fellows from the United States. The Academy seeks out, identifies, acknowledges and honors those who have achieved a career of excellence through demonstrated skill and ability in jury trials, trials before the court and appellate practice. Members are engaged in civil practice on both the plaintiff's and the defendant's side of the courtroom, and the trial of criminal cases. The Academy invites only lawyers who have attained the highest level of advocacy. A comprehensive screening process identifies the most distinguished members of the trial bar by means of both peer and judicial review. Mr. Lowell has been evaluated by his colleagues and the judges in his jurisdiction and has been highly recommended by them as possessing these qualifications and characteristics. Chartered in 1954, the Academy's general purposes are to cultivate the science of jurisprudence, promote reforms in the law, facilitate the Administration of Justice, and elevate the standards of integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession. For more information visit: http://www.iatl.net/.