Representative Clients & Matters
Howard has worked on several high-profile trials, including:
- An NYPD Officer accused of the precinct assault of Abner Louima and obstructing justice, resulting in an acquittal in the Eastern District of New York and dismissal by the Second Circuit.
- An Organized Crime Murder case in the Southern District of New York resulting in dismissal of the top count. Read More
- The acquittal of a former CEO of a Fortune 500 company in a $200 million fraudulent tax shelter case in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Read More
- A Fraud Scheme in the Southern District of New York against jewelers in New York’s Diamond District to obtain $12 Million In Diamonds from jewelers in Mumbai. Read More
He has also worked on numerous high-profile cases in State and Federal courts, including:
- Dismissal of a lawsuit against a former employee of Jeffrey Epstein brought under New York’s Child Victims Act in New York Supreme Court.
- The investigation of a Physician subpoenaed to testify before a Congressional subcommittee. Read More
- A New Jersey company charged in the Southern District of New York with exporting nuclear technology to North Korea. Read More
- State and Federal investigations of Mayor DeBlasio and former city employees. Read More
- Dismissal of the top count in a $35 million money laundering “Ponzi scheme” in Bronx Supreme Court. Read More
- Pretrial dismissal of a rape case in Westchester Supreme Court.
- Dismissal of cocaine possession charges against a New York City school teacher.
- Dismissal of a weapons possession charge against a Brooklyn Artist.
- A substantial sentencing reduction after a collateral challenge to a “shaken baby” case in Queens Supreme Court.
- A substantial reduction to a federal money laundering sentence after a collateral attack.
He has also worked on numerous cases where substantial sentencing variances were granted, including:
- A former CEO of a Fortune 500 company convicted of offshore tax fraud sentenced to 1 month in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
- U.S. v. Jason Nissen (2 year sentence for alleged Ponzi scheme resulting in $71 million in losses in the Southern District of New York). Read More
- U.S. v. Adam Harrington (5 year sentence with Guidelines of life for $140 million securities fraud conviction in the Southern District of New York). Read More
- U.S. v. Jemal (18-month sentence for CEO of commercial real estate company convicted of $60 million mortgage fraud facing 90 years in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania).
- U.S. v. Robin Smyth (former CFO of dot com startup KIT Digital sentenced to time served for securities and wire fraud with Guidelines of 20 years in the Southern District of New York). Read More
- U.S. v. John Comito (contractor convicted of mail fraud for defrauding Federal Communication Commission’s E-Rate Program of $900,000 sentenced to probation in the Eastern District of New York). Read More
- U.S. v. Colon-Gentile (5-year sentence in child pornography case with Guidelines of 12 years in the Eastern District of New York).
- Probation for a Columbia University varsity athlete convicted of distributing steroids where the Guidelines required incarceration (pre-Booker) in the Southern District of New York.
Other notable cases include:
- U.S. v.David Hellman (scheme to force Jewish man to grant “Get” in the District of New Jersey). Read More
- U.S. v. Garrett Bauer ($37 million insider trading case in the District of New Jersey and related SEC lawsuit). Read More
- U.S. v. Ricky Sayegh (Physician convicted in $100 million Medicare fraud scheme in the District of New Jersey). Read More
- U.S. v. Aleksandr Milrud (first federal securities fraud prosecution involving “layering” in the United States and brought in the District of New Jersey). Read More
- People v. Ifanyl Madu ($165 million bribery scheme against former Department of Environmental Protection employee in New York Supreme Court). Read More
- A former drug treatment program CEO charged with fraud in Bronx Supreme Court.
- People v. Oikos Networks (money laundering case against executives at Newsweek and others in New York Supreme Court). Read More