Edwin A.Howell (Ed)


San Diego + 1.858.314.1137

Ed Howell represents clients in complex commercial litigation and in civil and criminal enforcement actions. His practice includes prosecuting and defending claims involving breach of contract, consumer credit, business and other torts, California's Unfair Competition Law (UCL) and other state consumer protection statutes, and the False Claims Act (FCA).

Ed assists clients in many different industries, including health care, consumer reporting, manufacturing, and retail. He has experience in all stages of litigation, including discovery, pretrial motion practice, trial, and appeals, and in federal and state courts and before domestic and international arbitration panels. Ed also has experience counseling clients regarding attorney-client privilege and attorney work product issues and defending privilege in state and federal courts.

Ed maintains an active pro bono practice and was awarded the State Bar of California Wiley W. Manuel Award for his work representing clients in guardianship proceedings. He is a member of the Welsh Inn of Court.

Best Lawyers recognized Ed as "One to Watch" in commercial litigation in 2020 and 2021.


  • Qualcomm achieves global settlement with AppleJones Day represented Qualcomm Incorporated against Apple Inc. and four contract manufacturers of Apple devices in a lawsuit involving claims for breach of contract and violations of federal antitrust laws and the California Unfair Competition Law.
  • US Foods resolves class actions relating to fuel surchargesJones Day successfully defended US Foods, Inc. in several putative consumer class actions alleging violations of state consumer protection statutes and unfair competition laws as well as fraud and contract claims based on allegations that fuel surcharges included on customer invoices for food deliveries were deceptive and fraudulent.
  • Jones Day wins asylum for Guatemalan woman and her three young childrenOn January 25, 2018 a Jones Day team secured a final, non-appealable order granting asylum for client M and her three young children.