Howard "Howie" Fetner is senior counsel in the firm's Labor and Employment department and is resident in the firm's New Haven office. He represents business clients in a wide variety of complex commercial disputes in state and federal courts and arbitrations. Howie also represents employers in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies defending claims of employment discrimination and wrongful discharge, among other claims.
Howie served as judicial clerk to Judge Barrington D. Parker, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2001-2003.
Won summary judgment for defendant on antitrust claim brought by competitor; successfully defended judgment on appeal
Successfully defended corporation from employee's whistleblower retaliation claim under Sarbanes-Oxley Act
Won summary judgment for a manufacturing corporation, dismissing claims of negligence, breach of warranty, and strict products liability
Defended university against claims brought by vexatious litigant and successfully enjoined plaintiff from filing additional motions or claims against university
Defended investment bank against antitrust and securities fraud claims in connection with initial public offerings and research reports relating to high-technology companies
magna cum laude1996
Selected to the list of Connecticut Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), Employment and Labor, 2016