Paul Howard focuses his practice on a variety of federal legislative and public policy issues, with an emphasis on those relating to insurance regulation, counseling clients on legislative procedure, strategy, and coalition-building. Mr. Howard also counsels clients on federal, state and local lobbying requirements, as well as campaign finance and election law compliance. His practice also includes advising both foreign and domestic clients on compliance with US financial sanctions on Iran, Cuba, and other countries.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Howard began his career in Washington as a legislative assistant to US Senator Susan M. Collins (R-ME), where he advised the Senator on a variety of issues, including labor, technology/telecommunications, and veterans programs. He received his BA from Bates College in 1998 and is a 2008 graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center.


  • Advises several insurance industry clients on matters connected to implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act.
  • Ongoing representation of several corporate clients for state-level lobbying and campaign finance compliance.
  • Represented numerous clients before Congress during the enactment of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) and during each subsequent reauthorization of TRIA.
  • Advises foreign and domestic insurers on continuing compliance with TRIA.
  • Represents foreign and domestic insurers regarding compliance with Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regulations and other US sanctions regimes.


Impact of the 2018 Mid-Term Elections on Financial Services Regulation
Passage of the Economic Growth Act Modifies the Dodd-Frank Act and Provides Other Financial Regulatory Relief
Senate Passes Bill Modifying the Dodd-Frank Act and Providing Other Regulatory Relief; House Action Next
Ethics for the In-House Paralegal – A Look at Real-World Challenges
National Capital Region Association of Corporate Counsel, McLean, VA
House of Representatives Passes 'Financial CHOICE Act'


  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 2008, cum laude
  • BA, History, Bates College, 1998, magna cum laude
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • US Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
Government and Military Service
  • Legislative Assistant, US Senator Susan Collins

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