LAW OFFICE OF DAVID S. HOWARD, San Jose, CA
Of Counsel, (December 2016 to Present)
Business transactions, tax controversies, tax related business issues
ALEX ALONZO ACCOUNTANCY CORPORATION, San Jose, CA
Associate, (November 2015 to Present)
Preparation and review of personal, corporate and partnership state and federal tax returns.
BROWN RUDNICK LLP, New York, NY
Commercial Litigation Associate, (October 2014 to November 2015)
Summer Associate, (Summer 2013)
Practice includes complex commercial actions in federal and state courts. Representative Matters:
- In re Motors Liquidation Company, et al., No. 09-50026 (REG) (S.D.N.Y.): As part of team acting as designated counsel to class of economic loss plaintiffs in Ignition Switch Defect action, conducted research regarding all aspects of case, including motion to withdraw reference, motion for stay pending appeal and briefing on equitable mootness threshold issues. Researched plaintiff ability to access Motors Liquidation Company General Unsecured Creditors Trust. Drafted internal memoranda of law regarding significant procedural aspects of case, including class proof of claim. Drafted trial preparation materials, including case summaries, outlines, and demonstratives. Directly supervised Summer Associates working on trial preparation materials.
- In re Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, No. 12-12321 (MG) (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.): As part of team representing Liquidating Trustee in wind down of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, drafted motion for extension of claims objection deadline and declaration of Liquidating Trustee in support of motion.
- Krys v. Aaron, et al., No. 14-02098 (JBS) (D.N.J.): As part of team representing plaintiffs, drafted motion to seal documents and memorandum of law in support of motion.
- Conducted extensive research, drafted memoranda, and advised attorneys on significant auditing issues to consider when preparing for litigation matter involving international accounting firm.
NEW YORK STATE HOMES & COMMUNITY RENEWAL, New York, NY
Legal Intern, (Summer 2012)
Conducted extensive legal research and writing in real estate and consumer finance law for the number one affordable housing issuer in the nation. Evaluated loan documentation for compliance with contractual requirements. Drafted amendments to mortgage loan documents. Attended closing day document signing for a real estate bond issuance.
THE SIEGFRIED GROUP, LLP, Los Angeles, CA
Audit Professional, (November 2010 to March 2011)
Advised Fortune 1000 companies on audit issues at prominent consulting firm. Analyzed variances in financial statements and documented testing results for a $7.5 billion public company at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
DELOITTE & TOUCHE LLP, Sacramento, CA
Audit Senior, (September 2007 to March 2010)
Resolved significant audit issues by researching proper financial accounting standards. Designed and implemented analytical procedures to identify areas of risk for both private and public companies. Discovered and analyzed variances in complex public company financial statements and evaluated compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, New York, NY
Juris Doctor, (May 2014)
Honors: Environmental Law Journal, Senior Notes Editor
Activities: Latino Law Student Association: Treasurer, 1L Representative; Criminal Law Tutor
SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY, San Jose, CA
B.S. in Business Administration, Concentration in Accounting, (December 2006)
CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT, California
(License No. 110155, granted October 2010)
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
New York (Bar No. 5338371);
California (Bar No. 314077).
Admitted to practice: United States District Court for Southern District of NY, State of New York, before IRS
Enjoy golf, travel, community service, and family activities