OCBA Member Howard M. Privette Joins Snell & Wilmer’s Orange County Office

Veteran Trial Attorney Howard M. Privette Joins Snell & Wilmer’s Orange County Office

Snell & Wilmer welcomes commercial litigation partner Howard M. Privette to the Orange County office.

“We continually look for gifted lawyers and strategic growth opportunities that make sense for our office and clients,” said Ketan S. Vakil, managing partner of the Orange County office. “Howard is a proven trial attorney with a stellar litigation reputation whose depth of experience and knowledge will further strengthen the quality of services we offer to our clients. We are pleased to welcome Howard to our firm.”

Privette is an experienced trial lawyer and a member of the firm’s commercial litigation practice group. He focuses his practice on securities and corporate governance litigation. Drawing upon the invaluable experience gained from more than 30 years of trial experience representing national and international clients in a wide range of complex business disputes in courts throughout the United States, he develops innovative strategies for resolving the most challenging cases. His cases have involved disputes over business ownership issues, director and officer (D&O) liability, corporate governance, trade secrets, privacy and cybersecurity, False Claims Act and whistleblower issues, alleged corrupt practices (FCPA), price-fixing and market power, and alleged violations of regulations affecting the financial, technology, and life sciences industries.

Privette is also a noted thought leader in the areas of shareholder and fiduciary duty litigation and has represented dozens of clients with the defense of class actions involving claims by consumers and shareholders. He has been selected as a Super Lawyer in the areas of securities and business litigation since 2004 and as one of the Best Lawyers in America in commercial litigation since 2019. He received his J.D. from Stanford Law School and his M.A. and B.A. from Yale University.