PeopleHoward M. Privette
Howard M. Privette

Howard M. Privette

PeopleHoward M. Privette

  • Stanford Law School (J.D., with distinction
    • Order of the Coif
    • Stanford Law Review, Note Editor
    • R. Hunter Summers Trial Practice Award
  • Yale University (M.A., Economics)
  • Yale University (B.A., magna cum laude)

  • Orange County Bar Association
    • Board of Directors (2023-Present)
    • Masters Division, Member
    • Charitable Fund Gala Subcommittee, Co-Chair
    • Judiciary Committee, Member (2017-2020)
      • Chair (2019-2020)
      • Vice-Chair (2018) 
  • Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel, Central District of California, Member
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • Constitutional Rights Foundation, Board Member (2008-2018)

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation (2023-2024)
  • Southern California Super Lawyers, Securities Litigation, Business Litigation (2005-2024)
    • Top 50 in Orange County (2018)
  • Southern California Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Edition (2004)
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation (2019-2023)
  • AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Twice recognized for significant trial victories in Los Angeles Daily Journal Top Defense Verdicts of The Year (2011, 2014)
  • Twice recognized for one of the national Top 10 most innovative case-winning strategies in The Financial Times U.S. Innovative Lawyers Report (2011-2012)


  • Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP, Partner
  • Greenberg Gross LLP, Partner
  • Paul Hastings LLP, Partner
  • Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP, Partner
  • Latham & Watkins, Associate

  • California

  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • United States District Court, All Districts of California
  • United States District Court, District of Colorado
  • United States Supreme Court