Paul Howard focuses his practice on federal legislative and public policy issues relating to financial services, with a particular emphasis on the insurance industry, counseling clients on legislative strategy, procedure, and coalition-building. With his focus on financial services, Mr. Howard is currently counseling numerous clients on the various coronavirus stimulus programs, and is actively engaged with Congress on further COVID-19 response proposals.

Mr. Howard is one of Washington's leading experts on the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA), and has been intimately involved in the numerous debates over the future of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), and the implementation of the insurance provisions (Title V) of the Dodd-Frank Act. 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 and 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.


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  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2008, cum laude
  • B.A., History, Bates College, 1998, magna cum laude
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia
Government & Military Service
  • Legislative Assistant, US Senator Susan Collins

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