Howard Clowes

Howard Clowes is a partner in the Corporate Group at DLA Piper, US, LLP. His practice has focused on venture finance, M&A, corporate partnering and joint ventures, SEC/public disclosure, and corporate governance, primarily in the biotech and technology industries. 

His practice has included numerous international transactions, including M&A and joint ventures, as well as licensing transactions, particularly in biotech. His practice now includes representation of not-for-profits in various matters. He has been practicing in the corporate area at DLA and its predecessor law firms for 34 years.

During his career at DLA, Mr. Clowes spent a substantial amount of his time in firm management, including on the Board and as managing partner of the transactional group (all practice areas other than litigation) at Gray Cary Ware & Friedenrich. Mr. Clowes is a member of the Board of Directors and past President of the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley.

Education

J.D., UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) (1982)
B. A. Psychology, UC Santa Barbara (1976)