John W. Howard
John Howard is an associate in Ropes & Gray’s litigation and enforcement practice group. He represents clients in government investigations and complex civil litigation. John returned to Ropes & Gray in 2021 after clerkships with Judges Peter W. Hall and Raymond J. Lohier, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
During law school, John interned in the Cybercrime Unit at the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts. He participated in his law school’s yearlong prosecution clinic, handling felony and misdemeanor cases in a local prosecutor’s office. He also served as an editor of the Virginia Journal of Law & Politics. Prior to law school, John worked as a litigation legal assistant in the Boston office of another international law firm.
- Represented pharmaceutical manufacturer in multi-state Attorney General investigations and in civil litigation in numerous state and federal courts.
- Defended medical device manufacturer in False Claims Act litigation.
- Represented indigent client facing eviction in housing matter and successfully resolved related criminal proceedings.
- Represented criminal defendant in appeal of his conviction and sentence to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
- JD, University of Virginia School of Law, 2019
- AB (History), cum laude, Dartmouth College, 2015
Admissions / Qualifications
- Massachusetts, 2019
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit