Edward Howard IV

Edward Howard IV
Phone: (916) 844-5646

Senior Counsel, Senior Policy Advocate

  • JD, 1990, Loyola Law School
  • BA, 1987, George Washington University

Ed Howard is CPIL/CAI Senior Counsel. His expertise in California legislative politics and policy stems from his years as Special Counsel and Chief Policy Advisor to a State Senator and Chief Consultant of two standing California legislative committees. During his years as a staffer in the Legislature, he spearheaded the enactment of numerous and nationally trend-setting laws in the areas of privacy, technology, IT procurement, the regulation of licensed professions, health care, and consumer rights.

His legislative portfolio not only included detailed legislative drafting, research, negotiating, and advocacy within the Capitol with elected officials and their staff, but also major speechwriting and political strategizing.

Howard is a recognized expert in regulatory and administrative law stemming from his ten-plus years of experience litigating against or appearing before a myriad of administrative agencies in high-profile matters, including the State Board of Education, the California Insurance Commissioner, the Public Utilities Commission, and the California Coastal Commission.

Howard received his BA from The George Washington University’s political science program in Washington, D.C. and received his JD from Loyola Law School, where he was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award for Constitutional Law and was selected as Chief Justice of the Moot Court. He is a member of the State Bar of California, and as well is admitted to practice law before the Ninth Circuit and United States Supreme Courts.