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Robert Howard

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Practice Areas

Robert Howard represents clients in the oil and gas, power, aerospace, defense, and cleantech industries. He handles governmental civil and criminal enforcement actions, clean water matters, toxic tort and product liability cases, asbestos matters, ocean sediment contamination, natural resources damages, federal facility divestitures, brownfield redevelopment, renewable energy projects, government contractor disputes, environmental litigation, and permitting cases.


Mr. Howard is currently Latham & Watkin's SD local chair of the Environment, Land & Resources department; Recognized in Chambers, Law360, San Diego publications as leader in field.

Professional Memberships

Association of Business Trial Lawyers.


Criminal procedure, evidence, torts articles cited by Florida, Michigan, Wisconsin Supreme Courts.


JD/MBA, Duke; BS, Mechanical Engineering/Physics, Tufts. Retired military. Enjoys history, alpine sports.