Chandler Howell is a litigation associate in the firm’s Entertainment, Sports & Media Practice.

Mr. Howell represents companies ranging from startups to publicly traded companies in high-stakes business disputes involving:

  • Trade secret misappropriation
  • Breach of contract
  • Employment and labor disputes
  • Real estate financing
  • Corporate governance and partnership matters

Mr. Howell has substantial experience in all aspects of civil litigation, including drafting and arguing motions, taking and defending depositions, conducting investigations, managing complex discovery, and preparing cases for trial. Additionally, Mr. Howell regularly consults clients on transactional matters in the entertainment and sports industries with a focus on limiting clients’ litigation exposure.

Mr. Howell also maintains an active pro bono practice representing indigent clients in federal and state court. Of note, he recently partnered with the ACLU to file a lawsuit against multiple government agencies through which they vindicated the citizenship rights of a veteran. He has also assisted immigrant juveniles to avoid removal by obtaining special immigrant juvenile status for them.

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Howell served as a judicial law clerk to Judge Richard R. Clifton of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. While in law school, he served as an executive editor of the Harvard Law Review and worked as a judicial extern for Judge William G. Young of the United States District of Massachusetts.

Bar Qualification

  • California
  • Hawaii


  • JD, Harvard Law School, 2018
    cum laude
  • BS, BYU – Hawai’i, 2013
    summa cum laude
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October 19, 2023 In the News

Panel Guts Much of Hollywood Press Group Member’s Lawsuit

The 2nd District Court of Appeal gutted a journalist’s lawsuit that accused the Hollywood Foreign Press Association of breach of contract, racial discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, as well as mismanagement and corruption.