WASHINGTON, D.C.—Womble Carlyle attorney Mark Schamel has been formally appointed to serve as the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)’s representative to the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Standards Committee.

For 40 years, the ABA Criminal Justice Standards Committee has guided policymakers and practitioners working in the criminal justice arena.

Schamel currently is serving a three-year term on the NACDL Board of Directors. The NACDL is the preeminent organization in the United States advancing the mission of the nation's criminal defense lawyers to ensure justice and due process for persons accused of crime or other misconduct.

Mark Schamel focuses his practice on white collar criminal defense, government investigations and is based in Womble Carlyle’s Washington, DC office. Schamel has represented clients in all manner of criminal investigations and cases, both in the Washington, DC, and in federal and state courthouses across the country.