Daniel J. Howley

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft (Washington)
Special Counsel

Dan Howley is special counsel in the Antitrust Group, resident in Washington, D.C. His practice primarily involves counseling clients on antitrust matters, including litigation, mergers and acquisitions, and civil and criminal investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission. He also has significant experience in commercial litigation involving contractual disputes, business torts, and shareholder class action and derivative claims. Dan has represented clients in matters involving a wide variety of industries, including software, advertising, steel, paper, food and beverage, chemicals, automobiles, airlines, shipping, insurance, pharmaceuticals, print media, video programming, and financial services. Dan was named a "Rising Star" in Washington, D.C., by Super Lawyers Magazine (2014-2015). He was also recognized for antitrust in the 2014 edition of The Legal 500 US. Dan has authored multiple articles and memos on antitrust topics such as merger litigation strategy and patent reverse payment settlement agreements. Dan received a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering and Physics from Duke University. He previously served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Garrett E. Brown, Jr., Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York and the District of Columbia; before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of New York and the District of Columbia; and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits.


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269 Bulletin

Anthony V. Nanni, Charles F. (Rick) Rule, Daniel J. Howley, Joseph J. Bial The federal jury in Puerto Rico acquits former Vice President on charges of conspiring with rivals to fix the prices (Crowley Liner Services)


A federal jury’s recent acquittal of a shipping company executive charged with price fixing highlights the challenges and uncertainties the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) faces when defendants force DOJ to prove its case at trial. It also highlights the fact that, when (...)

Andrew J. Forman, Charles F. (Rick) Rule, Daniel J. Howley, Jonathan S. Kanter The U.S. Department of Justice announces an agreement to settle the antitrust litigation challenging the merger of two air carriers (US Airways / American Airlines)


On November 12, 2013, US Airways, American Airlines, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”), and several state Attorneys General announced an agreement to settle the antitrust litigation challenging the merger of the two carriers. Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP acted as antitrust counsel (...)

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