Keynote Talks and CLE Programs
DYNAMIC, ENTERTAINING, AND INSPIRING TALKS ON LAW AND POLICY
John Howley is a dynamic speaker who brings clarity to the most important legal issues of our time. Drawing on more than 35 years of experience as a trial lawyer, higher education lobbyist, and energy company CEO, John has engaged and entertained audiences around the world.
He has been invited to speak at numerous conferences and universities, including the Harvard Business School, Fordham University, Temple University, and the Asian Institute of Management. He has also appeared as a legal commentator on CNN and other news programs.
"Excellent Speaker. I could have listened to him for another hour."
Francine, Gurnee, IL
"Knowledgeable speaker with a good sense of humor."
Jim, Tuxedo, NY
John Howley focuses on making the most complex and contentious legal issues understandable to both lawyers and non-lawyers regardless of their political perspectives. His favorite topics are:
Whistleblowers and Traitors
Whistleblowers can be seen as heroes or traitors, often based solely on our own, subjective and personal views. John explores the seemingly contradictory laws facing whistleblowers that can result in a long prison sentence for violating secrecy laws, or a huge financial reward for reporting fraudulent conduct, and sometimes both.
"Knowledgeable and engaging. Super interesting!"
Romana, San Francisco, CA
"I would watch anything Mr. Howley wants to talk about."
Susan, Marble Rock, IA
The Conservative Case Against the Death Penalty
Reviewing John's record of success in death penalty cases, The New York Law Journal wrote, "The best news a death row inmate can hear is that John Howley has agreed to accept his case." In this talk, John explains how he has convinced judges and Governors around the country to spare his clients' lives by appealing to very conservative legal and moral principals.
"Excellent speaker. Gripped me from the very beginning."
John, Mahwah, NJ
"This guy is outstanding. Enjoyable!"
Roger, Red Hook, NY
Healthcare Fraud in an Age of Compliance Overload
Healthcare fraud is a multibillion dollar problem that shows up at every level of the system, from large hospital chains to small physician practices. John brings a unique perspective to the problem - and the compliance solutions - based on years of experience advising pharmaceutical companies, defending healthcare providers accused of fraud, and representing whistleblowers who cooperate with government investigators.
"Very lively and interesting speaker!"
Kimberly, New York, NY
"He is by far the best at what he does."
Burnadette, Pensacola, FL
Whistleblowers on Wall Street
The Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program sets a new standard by allowing whistleblowers to report fraud - and collect financial rewards - while remaining anonymous. In this talk, John explores how the program works, the results so far, and what it means for enforcing the securities laws in the future.
"Not a wasted moment. Intriguing."
Diane, Calumet City, IL
Mark, San Francisco, CA
Being a Lawyer: A Lawyer's Advice to His Son
After a 35-year career that has included working as a higher education lobbyist, law clerk to a federal judge, Partner and Chairman of Business Development at an AmLaw 100 firm, CEO of a sustainable energy company in Asia, and trial lawyer in solo practice, John Howley thought he had it all figured out. Then his son graduated from law school and asked, "What should I do?" This talk explores John's very personal advice to his son on being a lawyer . . . and enjoying it.
"A truly exceptional speaker."
Carol, Evanston, IL
"A tour de force!"
JW, Bluefield, WV
John Howley, Esq.
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New York, New York 10118