Joins Michael Jackson’s Legal Team in 48M lawsuit by Former Jackson Manager

This week, local D.C. attorney Henry W. Asbill of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP appeared in court to represent Michael Jackson against the charges filed by Raymone Bain. Also, three additional attorneys from the New York firm have been arranged to help work on the case pro hac vice (as they aren’t legally licensed to practice law in D.C.) alongside Mr. Asbill, including Frank C. Salzano, Donna L Gordon, and most notably L. Londell McMillan. It is now expected that a response to the suit will be filed before the 10­day default notice is up­­later this week, and that no default judgment will be awarded. ­­­ Some information about the primary attorney representing Michael in this case: Quote: Hank Asbill, a member of the firm’s Litigation Policy Committee, has extensive first­ chair jury trial and appellate experience. He has successfully defended individual and corporate clients in federal and state courts for more than three decades against a broad spectrum of criminal and civil charges. He was named in 2007 by Law and Politics magazine as one of Washington, DC’s “Top 100 Super Lawyers” and in 2008 by the American Trial Lawyers Association as one of D.C.’s “Top 100 Trial Lawyers.” In 2008, he was profiled in the National Law Journal’s special “Winning” report highlighting successful strategies from eleven of the nation’s top litigators and in Smart CEO magazine as a “go to” lawyer for white collar criminal defense. He is listed in the latest edition of The Best Lawyers in America… A former Washington, DC public defender, Mr. Asbill is a past president and current fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers and charter member and past president of the DC Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is a former two­term director of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and past co­chair of its Continuing Legal Education, White Collar Crime, Prosecutorial Misconduct, Lawyers Assistance Strike Force and Officer and Director Nominating Committees.