Roberta F. Howell

Co-Chair, Distribution & Franchise Practice at Foley & Lardner LLP

Roberta F. Howell

Roberta F. Howell

Co-Chair, Distribution & Franchise Practice at Foley & Lardner LLP

Biography

Roberta F. Howell is a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. Roberta’s practice focuses on distribution-related matters, including litigation and counseling in connection with dealership terminations, drafting dealer, distributor, franchise and agency agreements, compliance with state and federal dealer protection statutes, antitrust and pricing matters, trade secret misappropriation and non-competition contracts, and automobile dealer/manufacturer relationships. She is co-chair of the Distribution & Franchise Practice. She is also a member of the Antitrust Practice and the Manufacturing and Automotive Industry Teams as well as the Trade Secret/Noncompete Specialty Practice.

Roberta’s experience also includes general business litigation, closely-held corporation/limited liability company shareholder disputes, eminent domain actions, constitutional litigation and class action defense.

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Career Highlights

American Bar Association

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2097

Number of Boards

3

Number of Awards

1

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Partner at Foley & Lardner LLP

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Partner, Chief Executive Officer at Foley & Lardner LLP

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Co-Chair, National Transactional & Securities Practice at Foley & Lardner LLP

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Partner at Foley & Lardner LLP

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Managing Partner, Orlando at Foley & Lardner LLP

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Managing Partner at Foley & Lardner LLP

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Managing Partner at Foley & Lardner LLP

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Managing Partner at Foley & Lardner LLP

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Chair, Real Estate Practice at Foley & Lardner LLP

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Co-Chair, National Government & Public Policy Practice at Foley & Lardner LLP

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Roberta F. Howell
Co-Chair, Distribution & Franchise Practice at Foley & Lardner LLP
Education
Graduate, High Honors, Phi Beta Kappa, Order of the Coif
Class of 1989

The University of Wisconsin Law School is located on historic Bascom Hill in the heart of the beautiful UW–Madison campus. It boasts a renowned faculty, an extensive curriculum and a dynamic student body. As part of a world-class university located in the state’s capital, the Law School also offers an unparalleled wealth of experiences beyond its walls. An extensive curriculum places emphasis on the dynamics of the law—how the law relates to social change and to society as a whole—while at the same time stressing skill development. In addition to nationally recognized programs in several substantive areas, the Law School also has one of the largest clinical programs in the country. UW Law School offers many dual degree programs , concentrations and certificate programs. With a focus on skills-based learning, our students graduate practice-ready and prepared for success. Most UW Law School students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). The UW Law School's nationally recognized faculty and staff work together to provide an outstanding learning environment for our students. Our faculty and staff come from a wide range of backgrounds and bring varying experiences, views and approaches to the Law School. They are inspired by the UW’s distinctive law-in-action approach, and they are committed to helping students develop into confident, successful lawyers.

B.A., with Honors
Class of 1984

The University of Wisconsin–Madison has long been recognized as one of America's great universities. A public, land-grant institution, UW–Madison offers a complete spectrum of liberal arts studies, professional programs and student activities. Spanning 936 acres along the southern shore of Lake Mendota, the campus is located in the city of Madison.

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Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Current

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Career History
Co-Chair, Distribution & Franchise Practice
Current

Foley & Lardner LLP provide legal services. It provides corporate governance, compliance, securities, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, labor, employment, intellectual property, IP litigation and tax services. The firm has offices in Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Detroit, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, Sacramento, San Diego, Del Mar, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Tallahassee, Tampa, Tokyo, Washington, D.C. and West Palm Beach. The company was founded in 1842 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, WI.

General Counsel
Tenure Unconfirmed

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Prior
Awards & Honors
Admitted to Practice U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
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