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Howard F. Sidman


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  • Georgetown University (J.D. 2000); University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (B.A. with honors in Political Science 1997)

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Howard Sidman is an experienced litigator who represents financial institutions and other companies in complex commercial disputes, including almost 10 years of experience relating to residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS). He regularly advises clients regarding issues relating to representations and warranties in connection with RMBS, including repurchase claims and servicing-related contractual disputes. As part of his practice, Howard routinely counsels trustees, master servicers, servicers, monoline insurers, institutional investors, and mortgage loan originators along with other responsible parties. He also advises and defends claims relating to other structured products transactions such as credit default swaps and collateralized debt obligations.

In addition to his work on behalf of financial institutions, Howard's civil litigation experience includes representations relating to securities class actions, complex commercial class actions, and contract disputes. Recently, he won a multimillion dollar breach of contract dispute on behalf of a satellite operator against a commercial satellite launcher. He also successfully resolved a putative class action against Macy's department stores by a large class of vendors who sold goods to Macy's over a seven-year period. Howard assisted a major railcar manufacturer with the successful resolution of contractual disputes with various state governments. His products liability experience includes representations relating to paints, chemicals, and sterilization devices for medical equipment.

Howard also advises policyholders in complex insurance coverage disputes, including catastrophic property damage and resulting business interruption, toxic torts, ERISA class actions, and securities cases. In connection with these disputes, he has recovered well over a half a billion dollars for policyholders.

Howard Sidman