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Patrick Howard

Partner

Office: 215-575-3895
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One Liberty Place, 52nd Floor
1650 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Patrick Howard is a member of the Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky Class Action Practice Group. Throughout the United States he represents individuals in consumer fraud cases. He also works on behalf of both small and large businesses, as well as multi-employer Taft-Hartley health and welfare plans, to prosecute antitrust cases.  Mr. Howard joined the firm in 2007 after working as an associate at Spector, Roseman, Kodroff & Willis, P.C.

Mr. Howard has assisted on a number of multi-million dollar class action and consumer fraud cases, including:

  • Trabakoolas v. Watts Water Technologies, Inc., et al., No. 12-cv-01172 (N.D. Cal)(lead counsel in product defect class action resulting in $23 million settlement).
  • Touchstone Group, LLC v. Tatum, LLC, et al., No. 11-cv-02971 (D.Col.)(co-lead counsel in securities class action resulting in $6.05 million settlement on behalf of victims of the Mantria Corp. Ponzi Scheme)
  • In re Apple In-App Purchase Litig., 11-cv-01758 (N.D. Cal.)(co-lead counsel in highly publicized litigation against Apple for the sale of deceptive apps sold to children.  Nationwide settlement achieved offering full refunds to consumers)
  • In re Riverwalk Fire Litigation: $36 million settlement in a class action suit involving a Conshohocken, Pa., apartment fire, including $9 million for tenants' lost property claims ($36 Mil. Agreement Reached in Montco Apartment Fire - Riverwalk)

Outside of class actions, Mr. Howard also represents individuals in complex individual disputes. Presently, Mr. Howard represents Seattle, WA artist, Juli Adams, in litigation against Hartz Mountain Corporation stemming from its misappropriation of her "Angry Birds" line of pet toys.

Honors

In 2013 and again in 2014, Mr. Howard was named as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, a peer-selected honor, of the top 5 percent of attorneys in the State of Pennsylvania.  Prior to that, in 2008, 2011, and 2012, he was named as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer-Rising Star - a listing of the top 2.5 percent of attorneys in the state who are 40 years old or younger or who have been practicing less than 10 years.

Mr. Howard's efforts for his clients were recognized by United States District Court Judge Christine M. Arguello from the District of Colorado in granting final approval of a $6.05 million securities class action settlement:

 

I will have to say that in this case, I really believe that…Mr. Howard did an excellent job of representing the interests [of the class] and doing it efficiently. Tr., 7/18/14, pg. 29, lns. 17-20.


Education and Training

Mr. Howard is a graduate of the University of Scranton (1998) and earned his law degree from the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Law (2001), where he received dean's honors. He also was a member of the school's moot court board and participated in the Robert Wagner National Labor and Employment Moot Court Competition. Mr. Howard afterwards served as a clerk for the Honorable Peter Paul Olszewski of the Pennsylvania Superior Court, the state's intermediate appellate court.

Mr. Howard is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Middle District of Pennsylvania, District of New Jersey, District of Colorado, and The Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

Community Service

Participating in the Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program, Mr. Howard provides free, or pro bono, legal representation to impoverished individuals. The Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas in both 2008 and 2009 recognized Mr. Howard on its Pro Bono Roll of Honor for his exemplary pro bono work.

Patrick Howard is a member of the Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky Class Action Practice Group. Throughout the United States he represents individuals in consumer fraud cases. He also works on behalf of both small and large businesses, as well as multi-employer Taft-Hartley health and welfare plans, to prosecute antitrust cases.  Mr. Howard has also successfully prosecuted securities and employment class actions. Mr. Howard joined the firm in 2007 after working as an associate at Spector, Roseman, Kodroff & Willis, P.C.