A resolute litigator at both the trial and appellate levels, Dana Howard represents private companies and business owners in complex commercial cases and white collar criminal matters.
Keeping the prospect of a trial at the forefront of her strategy, Dana draws from her wide-ranging experience and tactical creativity to develop each client’s matter into a comprehensive and effective narrative—often prevailing decisively in pretrial motion practice.
Dana’s diverse experience includes high-stakes contracts, intellectual property, entertainment, fraud, and employment disputes in federal and state courts. She has also represented clients in pre-indictment investigations and trials involving allegations of procurement fraud and the False Claims Act. A skilled appellate advocate, Dana has been involved in more than a dozen appeals. She proactively anticipates and addresses potential appellate issues, positioning her clients for success.
Prior to joining Larson, Dana was an associate at Best, Best & Krieger LLP, where she gained considerable experience representing public entities in litigation related to land use, construction, wireless telecommunications, tort, civil rights, and elections. Dana frequently calls upon her expansive knowledge of the unique issues involved in such matters when she represents private clients in disputes with public agencies.
Higher Education Honors and Achievements
- Hale Moot Court Honors Program
- Hale Moot Court Honors Program Executive Board, Topic Editor
- Hale Moot Court National Team, Semi-Finalist Honors at National First Amendment Moot Court Competition
- Charles H. Whitebread Public Interest Memorial Grant
- University of Southern California Gould School of Law, J.D.
- University of California, Los Angeles, B.A.
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- U.S.D.C. Central District of California
- U.S.D.C. Northern District of California