Howard Sidman is the deputy chair of environmental, social & governance (ESG) at Jones Day, and he regularly advises clients on ESG litigation and risk issues. Howard represents financial institutions and other companies in ESG-related investigations and complex commercial disputes. Howard also counsels clients on risk issues connected with energy transition, green bonds, and sustainability-linked loans.
Howard also has more than 10 years of experience relating to residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) and issues relating to the LIBOR (London Interbank Offered Rate) transition. In addition, Howard counsels clients on RMBS repurchase and servicing-related contractual disputes. He has successfully argued an issue of first impression to the New York Court of Appeals relating to the statute of limitations for securitizations. As part of his practice, Howard routinely counsels trustees, master servicers, servicers, monoline insurers, institutional investors, asset managers, 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.
Beyond his work on behalf of financial institutions, Howard's civil litigation experience includes securities class actions, complex commercial class actions, and contract disputes. 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 and assisted a major railcar manufacturer with the successful resolution of contractual disputes with various state governments.
Seminari e convegni
- October 23, 2019
American Banker's Association — Corporate Trust Committee
- September 28, 2014
Recent Developments in RMBS Repurchase Litigation, MBA's Regulatory Compliance Conference 2014
"He provides strong strategic advice and is an excellent litigator. He is always thinking two moves ahead and structures our defense accordingly."Chambers USA
- Georgetown University (J.D. 2000); University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (B.A. with honors in Political Science 1997)
- New York
Chambers USA: Litigation: Securities Litigation (2023)
Law360: named an "MVP" in the Banking category (2019) and a "Rising Star" in (2012)