I represent individuals and businesses in federal and state commercial litigation... more
I represent individuals and businesses in federal and state commercial litigation matters, including antitrust, class action, business tort, and breach of contract cases. I am a founding partner of the law firm of Kotchen Low LLP based in Washington, DC. I was born in Lawrence, Kansas, and am a proud fan of the Kansas Jayhawks. Between college and law school, I lectured at Chiang Mai Un... view profile
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."
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.
Antitrust / Trade Attorneys in cities near Washington, DC