Deneen Howell is a Partner at Williams & Connolly and co-chairs its Employment Counseling and Litigation practice group and its Transactions and Business Counseling practice group. Her unique practice is the go-to destination for prominent professionals in various fields, including the media, higher education, philanthropy and the private sector, and for fiction and non-fiction authors alike.
A naturally active listener and highly skilled negotiator, Deneen helps clients navigate opportunities, avoid pitfalls, and solve problems. Her clients range from companies addressing challenging employment issues to executives, government officials, authors, and on-air and off-air talent.
Among them, are former President Barack Obama, Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Mayor Michael Nutter, novelists Alex Berenson, Mary Higgins Clark, Khaled Hosseini and James Patterson, anchors, news correspondents, contributors and producers, including Mary Louise Kelly, John King, Guy Raz and Margaret Talev, and high-ranking executives with FleishmanHillard, PepsiCo and Snap as well as Georgetown, Morehouse College, the Aspen Institute and the Mellon Foundation.
A graduate of Yale College and Stanford Law School, Deneen was drawn to her profession because of her desire to help people maximize opportunities.