John Howley

John Howley

Principal Attorney
  • The Howley Law Firm P.C
  • 1345 6th Ave 2nd floor New York, NY 10105
  • (212) 601-2728

At The Howley Law Firm, we promise to provide our valued clients with outstanding representation in cases related to employment rights and whistleblower rewards. Our promise is backed by decades’ worth of legal knowledge accumulated both inside and outside of the courtroom. John Howley, Esq., our principal attorney, has more than 25 years of experience representing clients in government investigations, civil and criminal trials, and appeals throughout the United States, including in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Among his noteworthy cases, Mr. Howley has:

  • Won an $80 million settlement in a race discrimination class action
  • Argued in the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the Government of India
  • Won a labor arbitration for the NYC police officer’s union
  • Won an $800,000 employment termination settlement for a live-in nanny
  • Successfully defended a Teamsters local president on fraud charges
  • Overturned death sentences for clients in Alabama, Ohio, and Virginia
  • Defended major pharmaceutical companies in multi-billion dollar lawsuits

Top Litigator, Experienced Trial Lawyer, and Overall Exceptional Advocate

Mr. Howley was awarded The Thurgood Marshall Award from the New York City Bar Association, The Medal for Excellence in Advocacy from the American College of Trial Lawyers, The Gideon Champion of Justice Award from the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and he was named one of New York’s SuperLawyers. Commenting on his unusual success in capital cases, the New York Law Journal wrote, “The best news a death row inmate can hear is that John Howley has agreed to take the case.”

John Howley graduated from Skidmore College and earned his law degree magna cum laude from New York Law School, where he was Articles Editor at the Law Review. He also served as an intern to U.S. District Judge Kevin Thomas Duffy and to former U.S. Magistrate, later U.S. District Judge Shira A. Scheindlin.

Upon graduation, Mr. Howley served as a law clerk to Judge Roger J. Miner on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He then joined Kaye Scholer LLP, where he became a partner in the firm’s litigation department. While at Kaye Scholer, Mr. Howley represented major pharmaceutical companies in government investigations, class actions, and complex litigation.

After 20 years representing multinational corporations, Mr. Howley formed his own law firm to provide individuals with the same high-quality legal advice and aggressive advocacy. He derives great personal satisfaction by working directly with clients and helping them through the legal process, step by step.

Mr. Howley’s commitment to making a difference extends to his volunteer work.  He has served as Vice-Chair of the Skidmore College Board of Trustees, as Vice Chair of the Northfield Mount Hermon School Board of Trustees, and as a Trustee of New York Law School and the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities.  He is also Chairman Emeritus of the Philippine American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.  

Schedule a Consultation

If you have an employment dispute or want to blow the whistle on corporate fraud, complete our contact form or call us at 212-601-2728 to schedule a consultation with Mr. Howley or his co-lead counsel, Leandro B. Lachica, Esq.