Whether the particular matter on which I am working involves a trial, an appeal, or... more
Whether the particular matter on which I am working involves a trial, an appeal, or a transaction, I believe that the best way to provide valuable and effective representation to my clients is to (1) assist the client in identifying the objective or objectives to be accomplished, and (2) always maintain focus on those objectives. The client's objectives are paramount, and define success in the ... view profile
My practice focuses on antitrust, intellectual property, securities arbitration,... more
My practice focuses on antitrust, intellectual property, securities arbitration, insurance coverage, health care and complex litigation. Our firm provides big law firm expertise with small law firm service and responsiveness. Through our work on behalf of our clients, we have become known for our skill, our tenacity and our excellent track record. We represent individuals, small businesses and... view profile
I act as general counsel to two national credit data exchanges, one in the consumer... more
I act as general counsel to two national credit data exchanges, one in the consumer space, and one in the small business space. I am an active member in the ABA's Antitrust, Business, Healthcare and Litigation Sections.
The Chambers USA Guide to Americas Leading Lawyersdescribes Howard as "a tireless... more
The Chambers USA Guide to Americas Leading Lawyersdescribes Howard as "a tireless advocate for his clients" who "impresses with his superb analytical and communications skills" and as "valued for his practical experience as a former Assistant Director of the FTC Bureau of Competition."
David L. Belt graduated from Yale University,magna cum laude, in 1965, where he was... more
David L. Belt graduated from Yale University,magna cum laude, in 1965, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Omnicron Delta Epsilon, the international honor scociety for economics. Between 1965 and 1967, he served in the United States Army as a military intelligence officer, including a tour of duty in Vietnam between 1966 and 1967, where he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Meritoriou... view profile
Antitrust and trade lawyers have experience with regulations governing what businesses can and cannot do in attempting to gain a competitive edge. Antitrust laws prohibit one company from controlling or monopolizing the market for goods or services. A famous example is the government's case against Microsoft for allegedly bundling its Internet Explorer web browser with Windows software in an attempt to dominate the Internet browser market space. Trade laws deal with practices like stealing proprietary data or mailing lists, spreading false rumors about a product, or pricing a product below cost to lure another company's customers. Claims of unfair competition (gaining customers at the expense of a competitor) can be expensive for everyone involved. Antitrust and trade attorneys can defend you against these claims, or provide support if you are the victim of unfair competition.