David Howard Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel
Microsoft Corporation

Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel David Howard leads Microsoft’s Litigation Competition Law and Compliance team.  He is in charge of all litigation inside the U.S. and major litigation outside the U.S., competition law advice and engagement with antitrust regulators worldwide, and legal compliance, including compliance investigations.  David has more than 25 years of litigation experience, spanning work in the White House, as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, and as a partner at Dechert LLP, where he co-chaired the firm’s white collar and securities litigation group. David is an experienced trial lawyer who has also argued many times before the U.S. Courts of Appeals.  He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

David attended Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and clerked for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.