Howard is a partner at the law firm of DLA Piper. He has been practicing at DLA (and its predecessor firms) San Francisco and Palo Alto offices for over 35 years advising clients in the Life Sciences and technology industries on mergers and acquisitions, public and private financings, and corporate collaborations. Howard has the opportunity to advise numerous Boards of Directors on governance matters ranging from good governance practices to respond to proxy contests. He is interested in applying his experiences to assisting not-for-profit organizations in a range of matters. Howard served in various roles in law firm management including on its Executive Committee and as the managing partner of the Transactions practice.
He is a Lecturer at Berkeley Law, University of California, teaching International Business Negotiations – a practicum in which Stanford and Berkeley law students negotiate a complex transaction during the semester.
Howard is a board member of the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley (LFSV) and has served as President of LFSV, as Chair of the CEO Search Committee and of the Strategic Planning Committee. LFSV uses the law to address social injustice and is the largest provider of legal assistance to the underprivileged in Silicon Valley.
Howard earned his J.D. from Berkeley Law, University of California and B.A. in Psychology from U.C. Santa Barbara. He is married with two children and lives in Burlingame.