The Howley Law Firm

John Howley

Managing Partner

The Howley Law Firm

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John Howley has 30 years of experience representing clients in employment lawsuits and and as whistleblowers. He has a track record of exceptional results in important cases, including:
- an $80 million victory for employees in a race discrimination class action;
- an $800,000 victory for a live-in nanny in a wrongful termination lawsuit;
- an arbitration victory awarding police officers higher raises than firefighters for the first time in NYC history.

Mr. Howley has received The Thurgood Marshall Award from the New York City Bar Association, The Medal for Excellence in Advocacy from the American College of Trial Lawyers, and The Gideon Champion of Justice Award from the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He has also been named one of New York's SuperLawyers.

He graduated from Skidmore College and earned his law degree, magna cum laude, from New York Law School, where he was Articles Editor of the Law Review. During law school, he served as an intern to U.S. District Judge Kevin Thomas Duffy and to former U.S. Magistrate Judge, 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.

After 20 years representing multinational corporations, Mr. Howley formed his The Howley Law Firm to provide individuals with the same level of expertise and aggressive advocacy.

To schedule a consultation, call Mr. Howley directly at (212) 601-2728.

Areas of Law and Practice

Areas of Law Areas of Practice
Labor and Employment Age Discrimination in Employment, Americans with Disabilities Act, Employee Rights, Employment Breach of Contract, Employment Civil Rights, Employment Claims, Employment Class Actions, Employment Contracts, Employment Disability Discrimination, Employment Discrimination, Employment Law, Employment Litigation, Employment Rights, Employment Termination, Equal Employment Opportunity Law, Executive Employment Law, Executive Severance Contracts, Fair Employment Practices, Fair Labor Standards, Family and Medical Leave Act, Federal Employment Law, Harassment, Minimum Wage Law, National Origin Discrimination, Noncompete Litigation, Noncompetition and Non-Solicitation, Pregnancy Discrimination, Prevailing Wage Litigation, Restrictive Covenants, Retaliatory Discharge, Sexual Harassment, Title VII Discrimination, Wage and Hour Class Actions, Wage and Hour Law, Whistleblower Litigation, Workplace Violence, Wrongful Termination
Personal Injury Accidents, Animal Attacks, Aquatic Injuries, Automobile Accidents and Injuries, Automobile Negligence, Bicycle Accidents, Boating Accidents, Bodily Injury, Brain Injury, Bus Accidents, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Catastrophic Injury, Commercial Vehicle Liability, Dog Bites, Electrical Injury, Head Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries, Motorcycle Accidents, Neurolaw, Pedestrian Injuries, Personal Injury Appeals, Product Liability, Severe Burns, Sexual Abuse, Slip and Fall, Spinal Injury, Subway Accidents, Third Party Wrongful Death, Work Place Injury, Whiplash, Wrongful Death


  • Federal
  • New York

Employment History

  • Managing Partner | The Howley Law Firm

    2012 -

    Protecting the rights of clients in employment and whistleblower lawsuits.

  • President & Chief Executive Officer | Davies Energy Systems, Inc.

    2008 - 2012

    Managed the first ISO 9001 certified energy services company (ESCO) in Southeast Asia. Supervised teams of sales and engineering professionals who sold and delivered investment grade energy audits, power quality audits, and energy efficiency and power quality solutions to more than 70 multinational corporations and regional conglomerates.

  • Partner | Kaye Scholer LLP (now part of Arnold & Porter)

    1990 - 2008

    Represented major pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies in employment and product liability litigation. Argued in the U.S. Supreme Court. Chairman of the firm's Business Development Department and Pro Bono Committee.


  • J.D. magna cum laude | New York Law School

    1985 - 1988

  • B.A. Government & History | Skidmore College

    1976 - 1980

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  • New York, New York, New York County

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