Howard has been a union side lawyer since 1979.  His clients refer to him as a Pitbull with a sense of humor.  Howard has been named repeatedly as a New England “Super Lawyer."  Howard has handled hundreds of arbitrations and negotiations and is known for his use of cutting edge technology in representing unions and individuals.  Howard routinely appears in state and federal court handling all aspects of labor law litigation.  Howard encourages his clients to focus on organizing memberships and conducts labor law and stewards’ training in an engaging and substantive manner.    Howard is one of the senior faculty at the Labor Guild of Boston, where since 1980, he has taught classes on public sector labor law, technology and labor history.  He is also a self-admitted Apple fanatic and is often asked to speak to unions and attorneys about the use of advanced technologies in the practice of law.  Since 2008, Howard has served as the lawyer coach for the amazing Wayland High School Mock Trial Team, finishing several years in the final Elite Eight Tournament and losing by a few points to the State Tournament Champions twice.  In 2021, the Wayland Mock Trial Team won the Garden City Mock Trial Tournament.  Howard is also one of the founders of American Jews For A Just Peace, a national organization focusing on efforts to work for a just peace in Palestine.  Previously, Howard served on the founding committee to make Jewish Voice for Peace a national organization in the United States also supporting work for a just peace in Palestine and Howard served as the second President of the Board of Jewish Voice for Peace.  Howard served as the founding member of the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Technology Committee and has traveled throughout the United States speaking to lawyers groups and labor unions on using technology in the practice of labor law.  In 2002, Howard was a featured speaker at the Annual Council meeting of the ABA Labor and Employment Section in Dublin, Ireland.

Howard graduated from Hampshire College in 1975 with a B.A. in Labor History and Legal Studies. In 1979,  he earned his J.D. from Antioch School of Law in Washington D.C. where he also worked for the labor firm Yablonski, Both & Edelman, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the National Labor Relations Board.  Howard worked for a union side firm in Boston before establishing his own practice in 1987.  In 2001, he joined with long-time friend and law partner, Sheilah McCarthy to form Lenow & McCarthy.

Howard B. Lenow

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