Speaker Profile

Melanie Howard
Chair, Intellectual Property Protection; Chair, Luxury Brands; Deputy Chair, Advanced Media and Technology / Loeb & Loeb LLP

Named "Best Lawyer" in Advertising Law by The Best Lawyers in America, Melanie Howard is chair of the intellectual property protection and luxury brands groups as well as deputy chair of the advanced media and technology group at Loeb & Loeb LLP. Her practice focuses on the acquisition, protection, licensing, exploitation, and sale of intangible assets for brands and individual talent, including clients across the fashion and luxury retail, esports, automotive, technology, entertainment and media, and financial sectors. Ms. Howard also has extensive experience in copyright and trademark infringement disputes, false advertising cases, right of publicity cases, and entertainment contractual disputes.

Additionally, Ms. Howard serves as secretary and as a board member of Saving Innocence, a nonprofit focused on combating sexual slavery and trafficking. She also maintains an active pro bono practice.

Ms. Howard earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her B.A. in political science and German studies from Williams College.