Nina J. Ginsberg, a founding partner at DiMuroGinsberg, P.C., in Alexandria, VA, and NACDL’s Immediate Past President has practiced criminal law for more than 35 years. She has represented individuals and corporations in a wide range of matters, with a focus on national security law, white collar investigations and prosecution, financial and securities fraud, computer crime, copyright fraud, and professional ethics. She is a frequent litigator in the federal courts for Eastern District of Virginia and is known for her experience in handling criminal cases on the “Rocket Docket.”
Nina has served multiple terms on the Virginia State Bar Council and on the Virginia State Bar's Board of Governors of the Criminal Law Section. She is a Fellow of the Virginia Law Foundation and is a member of the State Bar Indigent Defense Task Force. She serves on the Criminal Justice Act Panel Screening Committee for the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division and is a member of the Merit Selection Panel for U.S. Magistrate Judges in the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division.
Nina is the former President of the George Mason Inn of Court, has taught as an adjunct faculty member at the George Washington University and George Mason University Schools of Law and has taught the Virginia State Bar's Mandatory Professionalism Course. She has been named a Virginia Leader in the Law, Influential Woman of Law, and the Corporate International White Collar Crime and Investigations Lawyer of the Year in Virginia for 2019. She is a previous member of the editorial board of the Criminal Law Advocacy Reporter and was an early member of the Practitioner's Advisory Committee to the U.S. Sentencing Commission. She is currently a member of the Steering Group of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia's Committee on National Security Law, Policy & Practice. In 2013, she was named one of Virginia’s Leaders in the Law and named one of the Women Leaders in the Law by the Washington Post. Nina is listed in Martindale Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers. She has been rated as a top criminal lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers, Super Lawyers, the Washington Post Magazine, the Northern Virginia Magazine, the Washingtonian and U.S. News & World Report since 2012.
Nina has been an active member of NACDL for decades. She is the Immediate Past President of NACDL and served three terms on the Board of Directors. She also serves on the Board of NACDL’s Criminal Justice Foundation and serves as Treasurer. Nina has chaired numerous committees and currently serves on the White Collar and National Security Committees.
A Defender’s Guide to Federal Evidence: A Trial Practice Handbook for Criminal Defense Attorneys
This Guide to Federal Evidence is the only federal evidence handbook written exclusively for criminal defense lawyers. The Guide analyzes each Federal Rule of Evidence and outlines the main evidentiary issues that confront criminal defense lawyers. It also summarizes countless defense favorable cases and provides tips on how to avoid common evidentiary pitfalls. The Guide contains multiple user-friendly flowcharts aimed at helping the criminal defense lawyer tackle evidence problems. A Defender’s Guide to Federal Evidence is an indispensable tool in preparing a case for trial.
Modern Digital Evidence & Technologies in Criminal Cases
Modern cases need modern defenses, and modern lawyers can't practice with an outdated playbook. This program is a contemporary training that identifies emerging technologies and digital evidence encountered in today's criminal cases and arms you with the tools necessary to combat expert witnesses, prosecutorial overreach, and an uneducated judge and jury. This comprehensive CLE program covers both general aspects of new technologies as well as practical courtroom application and legal challenges to the use of these new technologies.
Top Shelf DUI Defenses: The Law, The Science, The Techniques (2021)
If you are serious about being an effective DUI defense advocate, or if you’re considering adding DUI defenses to your portfolio, you need to know the latest scientific and legal strategies to optimize your success at trial. Learn from the best-of-the-best in the field in this unique CLE Program, updated for 2021.
Defending Modern Drug Cases (2021)
From challenging the arrest and seizure to picking a jury and cross-examining police officers, defense attorneys handling drug cases must be able to construct a defense that will increase the chances of the client getting a positive result for your client.
Effective motion practice, juror selection, and storytelling have never been more important. This seminar will introduce defense counsel to techniques that have been used at recent drug trials to rebut specific claims and overcome the emotion created in today’s criminal legal system.