Speaker Profile

Alan Howard

Partner, Litigation
Crowell & Moring LLP

Alan Howard is a partner in Crowell & Moring's New York office and is a member of the firm's Litigation Group Steering Committee. Alan has over two decades of experience handling litigation and arbitration matters domestically and internationally. He has tried cases to juries and judges in federal and state courts throughout the U.S. and to arbitrators in proceedings under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and International Chamber of Commerce.

Alan often represents defendants confronting multiple proceedings in multiple jurisdictions and has particular experience representing foreign companies, and senior officers of foreign and domestic companies engaged in high stakes disputes. He has extensive experience representing financial institutions, and in particular, in the area of Anti-Money Laundering regulations and compliance. Alan also has litigated a number of intellectual property matters, including patent cases, cases involving theft of trade secrets and disputes involving software providers.

Alan also does extensive pro bono work. He represented one of the defendants in the nationally prominent "Jena 6" proceedings in Louisiana, a case of national prominence for its civil rights implications. In a story featured in The American Lawyer in July 2009, as well as on CBS Evening News and CNN, Mr. Howard not only represented the youngest of the Jena 6 defendants, but became his guardian making him part of his family.

Alan currently is lead trial counsel on behalf of 500 skilled workers from India who were victims of one of the largest human trafficking schemes in the country's history. The action, against a large marine fabrication company, has been the subject of a feature story by Dan Rather and numerous articles and editorials in the New York Times.

Alan also serves as vice chairman the Board of Directors of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Profile as of 7/8/2014