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Mr. David M. Howard

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Corporate Vice President and Depu...

Local Address: London, United Kingdom
Microsoft Corporation
One Microsoft Way
Redmond , Washington 98052
United States

Company Description: Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a range of software products for computing devices. The Company's software products include...   more

Employment History


  • A.B. , cum laude
    Princeton University
  • J.D. , cum laude
    University of Pennsylvania Law School
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"The US government doesn't ..., 10 Sept 2014 [cached]
"The US government doesn't have the power to search a home in another country, nor should it have the power to search the content of email stored overseas," said Microsoft deputy general counsel David Howard at the time.
"The US government doesn't have the power to search a home in another country, nor should it have the power to search the content of email stored overseas," said Microsoft deputy general counsel David Howard at the time.
David M. Howard, co-chair of ..., 23 Jan 2011 [cached]
David M. Howard, co-chair of Dechert LLP's white collar and securities litigation group, will soon be spearheading litigation efforts for Microsoft Corp.
Dechert LLP : Lawyers, 17 June 2006 [cached]
David M. HowardDechert LLP : Lawyers
David M. Howard
David M. HowardPartner
David M. Howard, a partner in the litigation department, represents clients in complex civil and criminal fraud matters.He co-chairs the firm's white collar and securities litigation group.,, Throughout his career, Mr. Howard has handled large and important criminal and civil cases.He has tried close to 20 cases (most of them jury trials) and has argued several times before the United States Courts of Appeals. ,, Mr. Howard focuses much of his practice in representing corporations and individuals in grand jury investigations and prosecutions, Securities Enforcement Commission investigations, and civil litigation involving allegations of fraud and other deceptive conduct.He has defended clients in cases involving allegations of securities fraud, procurement fraud, FDA fraud, and health care fraud, as well as in other areas.In its 2005 referral guide, Chambers USA has recognized him as one of the best lawyers in Pennsylvania in the field of white collar crime and government investigations.He was ranked among the best in the field of business crime litigation in Who's Who Legal 2004 and 2005 - The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers and was named as one of Pennsylvania's Super Lawyers in the July 2004 and 2005 issues of Philadelphia Magazine. ,, Although most of the investigations that Mr. Howard handles never become public, he has represented clients in high-profile cases of national significance, including:,, --Representing the former president of Rite Aid Corp. in a federal criminal prosecution, SEC enforcement action, and related civil lawsuits, and,, --Representing a former Enron managing director in a criminal prosecution in the Southern District of Texas brought by the Enron Task Force, SEC enforcement proceedings, and related civil litigation.,, Mr. Howard also frequently conducts internal investigations for companies concerned about allegations of misconduct and advises those companies on issues relating to such investigations, such as whether to make a voluntary disclosure to government authorities, appropriate remedial measures, and possible civil litigation.He serves as co-chair of the ABA White-Collar Crime Committee's Subcommittee on Corporate Internal Investigations. ,, Mr. Howard was an associate in Dechert's litigation department before he left to become part of the legal team in the office of the White House Counsel advising President Ronald Reagan in connection with the Iran/Contra hearings.In the fall of 1987, he joined the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.As an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Mr. Howard prosecuted some of the most significant and complex cases of white-collar crime brought in the District.He also served as coordinator of the District's Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force.,, Mr. Howard has been a member of the adjunct faculty of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he taught a course on white collar crime.He has frequently lectured on such topics as managing corporate crises and on issues relating to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.He has been quoted extensively in various media, including the Washington Post, the Financial Times, and Bloomberg. ,, Mr. Howard is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, as well as the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits.
Significant Representations Mr. Howard's practice has also involved handling civil securities cases and other complex civil actions in pre-trial proceedings and at trial.
Mr. Howard received his A.B., cum laude, in 1981 from Princeton University and his J.D., cum laude, in 1984 from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and an editor of the Law Review.
Microsoft deputy general counsel ..., 3 Nov 2014 [cached]
Microsoft deputy general counsel David Howard has said in the past that Samsung's arguments against holding up its end of the deal are ridiculous.
"Samsung has suggested that Microsoft has breached the business collaboration agreement," he said.
Data Security, Privacy & Management : Global Regulatory Enforcement Law Blog, 23 April 2014 [cached]
Following the ruling, Microsoft Corporate VP and Deputy General Counsel David Howard stated, "the US Government doesn't have the power to search a home in another country, nor should it have the power to search the content of email stored overseas.
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