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Sean Howell has a range of experience in trial and appellate matters. He has particular expertise in cutting-edge issues in antitrust law, having represented clients in high-technology industries in both litigation and high-stakes government investigations. His practice has also focused on appellate litigation, commercial litigation, and media law.

Prior to joining Covington, Mr. Howell clerked for Judge Charles R. Breyer of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and Judge Kim McLane Wardlaw of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He earned his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, where he was an editor of the California Law Review and articles editor of the Ecology Law Quarterly.

  • Representing a major technology company in responding to a wide-ranging, high-stakes government antitrust investigation.
  • Represented a cutting-edge technology company in litigation involving aftermarket claims.
  • Represented a sports league in defending against antitrust and contract claims arising out of member club’s decision to relocate.

Pro Bono

  • Representing a petitioner in asylum case before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Represented a news organization in litigation involving defamation claims.
  • Jurisprudence Award (Berkeley Law): Contracts, Introduction to Intellectual Property, Silicon Valley Antitrust, Topics in Privacy Law, Written and Oral Advocacy
  • Prosser Prize (Berkeley Law): Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Property, Supreme Court Seminar