June 7, 2010

Asunción "Sunny" Hostin – Legal Contributor

Posted: 11:46 AM ET

Asunción "Sunny" Hostin is a contributor for IN SESSION and serves as a legal analyst. As an attorney and journalist, she frequently provides legal commentary for HLN and CNN. She has covered legal proceedings involving Bernie Madoff, the FLDS polygamy case, the Michael Vick dog-fighting ring, O.J. Simpson’s civil trial and the Duke rape scandal. In addition, she has provided legal information for and the nationally syndicated radio show "The Wendy Williams Experience."

Most recently, Hostin was a managing director of Business Intelligence and Investigations at Kroll, where she led teams of investigators from all over the world who investigated fraud and corruption.

Previously, Hostin served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Washington, D.C., where she was awarded a Special Achievement Award for her work as a child sex crimes prosecutor. She also served as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division. While in private practice, she specialized in the litigation of employment, securities and white-collar crime. As a member of the Criminal Justice Act panel, Hostin also represented criminal defendants in federal district court in New York. She has also been an adjunct professor at Pace Law School.

Hostin earned her bachelor's degree from Binghamton University and her law degree from the University of Notre Dame School of Law.

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