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Howard R. Feldman
Partner
7 Saint Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202-1636
Phone: 410.347.8793
Fax: 410.223.4393
hfeldman@wtplaw.com
Awards

Mr. Feldman is an experienced commercial litigator with a strong interest and experience in technology issues. He co-chairs the firm's Electronically Stored Information practice and the Cyber Security and Information Privacy group.

Electronically Stored Information (ESI)

Co-Chair: Electronically Stored Information Group

Cyber Security and Information Privacy

Co-Chair: Cyber Security and Information Privacy Group

Advises clients regarding compliance with privacy and data breach notification laws

Assists clients in preparing privacy policies, information security plans and other policies relating to information technology and data collection

Assists clients with breach assessment and response

Advises clients on procurement of cyber insurance

Business Litigation

Obtained summary judgment, which was affirmed on appeal, on behalf of Curtiss-Wright in litigation brought by former officer of subsidiary seeking stock options

Successfully represented Litigation Trust in liquidation of air logistics company (Air Cargo, Inc.) in prosecuting litigation against logistics software vendor

Successfully represented retail electricity supplier in arbitration proceeding against industrial customer in dispute over commercial electricity supply agreement

Successfully represented employers in enforcing non-competition agreements with former employees

Defended and obtained seven figure settlement in favor of Howard County, Maryland in lawsuit involving claims of environmental contamination

Represented property owners in condemnation actions

Represented Trustee of Creditors' Trust created in bankruptcy case involving liquidation of multi-state healthcare provider in litigation arising out of Medicare fraud and accounting malpractice

Represented nationally renowned healthcare system in mediation involving medical equipment leasing

Represented plaintiff in claim for specific performance of a commercial real estate contract

Represented and received summary judgment in action by seller against the purchaser of a pet supply company

Represented relators in successful action under the False Claims Act

Successfully represented defendant in claim for libel

Intellectual Property & Technology

Advises IT companies, negotiates and drafts licensing and distribution agreements

Drafts and negotiates licensing agreements

Intellectual Property Litigation

Represented software company in the recovery of royalties and intellectual property from global manufacturer of enterprise technology products

Represented mobile office and storage leasing company in patent infringement matter

Successfully represented client in enjoining termination of software licensing agreement

Successfully represented client in royalty dispute

Successfully represented Litigation Trust in liquidation of air logistics company (Air Cargo, Inc.) in prosecuting litigation against logistics software vendor

Accountant and Auditing Malpractice

Counsel to the Plan Administrator and Disbursing Agent appointed in the bankruptcy case of the Texas Rangers Baseball Partners (“TRBP”) in investigating and successfully pursuing claims against TRBP’s former auditor

Served as Special Counsel to Chapter 7 trustee in liquidation of Just for Feet, Inc. (the second largest national shoe and sporting apparel retailer) and successfully litigated against its former officers, directors, and independent accounting and auditing firm

Represented plaintiff corporation and obtained favorable settlement in auditing malpractice claim against corporation's accounting/auditing firm

Counsel to Creditors' Trustee and Plan Administrator in Liquidation of Health Essentials Solutions, Inc. and its affiliates (a national healthcare provider) in preference litigation and litigation involving accountant malpractice and director and officer liability

Professional Liability

Defended legal malpractice action against Baltimore law firm arising out of estate and tax planning

Represented corporate plaintiff in a legal malpractice claim arising out of antitrust counseling and advice

Defended, and won by summary judgment, a lawsuit for legal malpractice arising out of attorney's representation of client in litigation

Successfully represented environmental consulting firm against professional malpractice claim in connection with issuance of Phase I environmental assessment

Life Sciences

Member of the Life Sciences Industry Group which provides legal services to emerging and established companies in Maryland's growing biotech industry

 

Certifications

Certified Public Accountant

Certified Information Privacy Professional/US (CIPP/US)

Recognitions

Listed in Maryland Super Lawyers: 2012 - present

Listed in Best Lawyers in America: 2010 - present: Electronic Discovery and Information Management Law; Information Technology Law

Named Best Lawyers' 2013 Baltimore Information Technology Law "Lawyer of the Year"

AV Peer Review Rated: Martindale-Hubbell

Recipient:  Distinguished Service Award, Maryland State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, 1993

Publications & Presentations

Presenter:  Association TRENDS – Take a Proactive Approach to Incident Response: Save Money and Protect Your Reputation, October 9, 2018

Presenter: Cybersecurity Association of Maryland - Cyber: Legal, Regulatory and Insurance Landscape, September 27, 2018

Presenter: Leading Age Virginia Conference -  Understanding & Preparing for Cyber Threats, June 7, 2018

Presenter: Maryland Women’s Business Center -  A Sea of Risk: Understanding and Preparing for Cyber Threats, April 24, 2018

Panelist:  PSA Insurance & Financial Services - Autopsy of a Cyber Nightmare, October 31, 2017

Presenter: Cybersecurity Association of Maryland -  From Chaos to Clarity: Security Strategies for the Cyber Age, October 10, 2017

Panelist: Johns Hopkins Cyber Security Conference for Executives, Changing Cyber Security and Privacy Legal Landscape, September 19, 2017

Presenter: Community Associations Institute -  Understanding, Preparing for, and Responding To Cyber Threats, January 19, 2017

Co-Author: "New ESI Principles in the District of Maryland," The Maryland Litigator, MSBA Litigation Section, January 2017

Presenter: CyberMaryland Conference - Good, Bad or Wacky? Recent Changes in Global Privacy & Security Laws, October 20, 2016

Presenter: AHA! Business Radio - Radio Program Discussion on Cybersecurity, September 13, 2016

Presenter: Cybersecurity Panel, Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants, May 16, 2016

Presenter: Maryland State Bar Association - What Lawyers Need to Know about Cybersecurity and Data Privacy, April 14, 2016

Presenter: Passenger Vessel Association - Understanding, Preparing for and Responding to Cyber Threats, January 26, 2016

Presenter: Cybersecurity and Data Privacy - What Business Lawyers Need to Know, Maryland State Bar Association Annual Meeting, Business Law Section, June 12, 2015

Presenter: Cyber Risk Management for Professionals, Anne Arundel County Community College, December 9, 2014

Presenter: Joint Workforce Development & Commercial Cyber Forum Panel Discussion: Cyber Risk Management for Professionals, Chesapeake Regional Tech Council, April 2, 2014

Drafting Team Member: The Sedona Conference Commentary on Information Governance, Published October 2014

Presenter: Understanding, Preparing for, and Responding to Legal Risks that Cyber Threats Pose to Associations and Nonprofit Organizations, ASAE 2013 Technology Conference, December 5, 2013

Presenter: Legal Risks that Cybersecurity Threats Pose to Associations and Nonprofit Organizations, ASAE The Center for Association Leadership Annual Association Law Symposium, September 27, 2013

Author: Privacy Matters, Association TRENDS, September 5, 2013

Panelist: Model Orders, Default Standards, and Pilot Projects, The Sedona Conference Working Group 1 Mid-Year Meeting, April 27, 2012

Presenter: Practical Lessons Learned: An Overview of Cybersecurity Law & Information Governance, Association of Corporate Counsel (Baltimore Chapter), January 24, 2012

Presenter: Nuts & Bolts of E-Discovery, Maryland State Bar Association Annual Meeting, June 10, 2011

Presenter: Records Management - What Non-Profits Need to Know, Progressive Business Conferences Webinar, April 15, 2010

Presenter: Records Management for Lawyers, Maryland State Bar Association Annual Meeting, June 11, 2009

Author:  Chances as Protected Interests: Recovery for the Loss of a Chance and Increased Risk, University of Baltimore Law Review, 1987

Memberships & Activities

Professional

Co-chair: ESI Subcommittee, Bench-Bar Liaison Committee of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland

Sedona Conference, Member of Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production (WG1)

Law Clerk to the Honorable William H. Adkins, II, Court of Appeals of Maryland (1988 - 1989)

Member: Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants

Member: Maryland State Bar Association; Former Chair of MSBA Planning Committee

Member: District of Columbia Bar Association

Member: Bar Association of Baltimore City

Member: Bar Association of Baltimore City Judicial Selections Committee

Former Board of Governors Member: Maryland State Bar Association

Former Member: Maryland State Bar Association Planning and Technology Committees

Former Member: Bar Association of Baltimore City Judicial Administration Committee (1999-2006)

Former Adjunct Professor: University of Baltimore School of Law

Civic Activities & Public Service

Member: Maryland Cybersecurity Council

Board Member: Maryland/Israel Development Center

Former Member: Johns Hopkins University Homewood Technology Commercialization Advisory Board

Co-Chair: Caring Commission of The Associated, Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore; Member, Community Planning & Allocations Executive Committee; Board Member

Former Board Member: My Sister's Circle

Author: A Circle of Friends in Baltimore, MD, The NPR Blog, August 18, 2012

Board Member: Civic Works

Graduate: Greater Baltimore Committee, the LEADERship, 2009

Graduate: Leadership Baltimore County, 2006

Former Member: Baltimore Jewish Council Board of Directors

Former Chair: Baltimore Jewish Council Metropolitan Issues Commission

Former Board Member and Treasurer: Society for the Preservation of Federal Hill and Fells Point

Volunteer: Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service

Volunteer: Public Justice Center

Education

  • University of Baltimore School of Law (J.D. 1988) cum laude
    • Managing Editor, University of Baltimore Law Review
    • Tax Moot Court Team
  • University of Maryland (B.S. 1984)