Howard has significant hands-on litigation experience in a wide range of civil cases in both state and federal courts across the country. He has handled cases from their inception up through trial and has a proven track-record of obtaining successful results for his clients and upholding those results throughout the appeal process. Howard is also well-versed in alternative dispute resolution and settlement negotiations, having negotiated numerous settlements on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants.
In employment disputes Howard solely represents employees in matters involving sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, defamation, and disputes over unpaid wages. Howard also represents employees in breach of contract actions where the employer does not honor contractual severance and bonus agreements upon termination.
Prior to founding Moore Ruddell, Howard worked at an Am Law 100 firm where his practice focused on product liability matters, complex commercial disputes, and employment litigation. Howard also devotes his time to numerous pro bono cases where he has worked with The Alliance for Children’s Rights and Bet Tzedek Legal Services to obtain justice on behalf of impoverished youth.
In his spare time, Howard enjoys cooking, travel, participating in recreational basketball and flag football leagues, and spending time with family and friends.
Trial counsel in a two-week jury trial where the firm obtained a judgment in excess of $1.5 million for our client on claims for misrepresentation and defamation.
Obtained favorable settlement for university employee who brought Equal Pay Act claims when she was paid less than her male colleague.
Settled on favorable terms on behalf of a public entity employee who was sexually harassed by her manager.
Successfully resolved age discrimination claims on behalf of an employee fired by his boss for “being too old.”
Negotiated favorable resolution of gender discrimination and hostile work environment claims for female employee harassed by her supervisor.
Settled during arbitration on behalf of an employee whose employer failed to honor his term employment agreement.
Resolved dispute where employee was defamed in the workplace and accused of stealing company files.
Successfully defended individual in trade secret action brought by his former employer.
Represented employee who was retaliated against and fired for taking protected leave to care for his disabled family member.
Labor & Employment Litigation
Trade Secrets & Intellectual Property
Washington University in St. Louis School of Law J.D., 2011 Washington University Law Review (Notes Editor) Dean’s List
University of Maryland: B.A., 2006 Distinguished Dean’s List
Southern California Super Lawyers
Rising Star 2014-2022
Hon. Charles B. Day, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, Judicial Intern
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