Howard R. Feldman

Howard R. Feldman


Whiteford Taylor Preston LLP

Recognized since 2010

Baltimore, Maryland

Practice Areas

Electronic Discovery and Information Management Law

Information Technology Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Information Technology Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Information Technology Law
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  • Served as Special Counsel to Chapter 7 trustee in liquidation of Just for Feet, Inc. (the second largest national shoe and sporting apparel retailer) and successfully litigated against its former officers, directors, and independent accounting and auditing firm
  • Represented mobile office and storage leasing company in patent infringement matter
  • Successfully represented employers in enforcing non-competition agreements with former employees
  • Successfully represented client in enjoining termination of software licensing agreement
  • Successfully represented client in royalty dispute
  • Advises clients in developing records management policies
  • Counsel to Creditors' Trustee and Plan Administrator in Liquidation of Health Essentials Solutions, Inc. and its affiliates (a national healthcare provider) in preference litigation and litigation involving accountant malpractice and director and officer liability
  • Defended and obtained seven figure settlement in favor of Howard County, Maryland in lawsuit involving claims of environmental contamination
  • Defended legal malpractice action against Baltimore law firm arising out of estate and tax planning
  • Represented corporate plaintiff in a legal malpractice claim arising out of antitrust counseling and advice
  • Represented property owners in condemnation actions
  • Represented Trustee of Creditors' Trust created in bankruptcy case involving liquidation of multi-state healthcare provider in litigation arising out of Medicare fraud and accounting malpractice
  • Represented nationally renowned healthcare system in mediation involving medical equipment leasing
  • Represented plaintiff in claim for specific performance of a commercial real estate contract
  • Represented and received summary judgment in action by seller against the purchaser of a pet supply company
  • Represented relators in successful action under the False Claims Act
  • Successfully represented defendant in claim for libel
  • Defended, and won by summary judgment, a lawsuit for legal malpractice arising out of attorney's representation of client in litigation
  • Represented plaintiff corporation and obtained favorable settlement in auditing malpractice claim against corporation's accounting/auditing firm

    Professional Experience

    • AV Peer Review Rated: Martindale-Hubbell
    • Certified Public Accountant
    • Law Clerk to the Honorable William H. Adkins, II, Court of Appeals of Maryland (1988 - 1989)
    • Board Member: Small Biotechnology Business Coalition
    • Member: Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants
    • Member: Maryland State Bar Association
    • Member: District of Columbia Bar Association
    • Member: Bar Association of Baltimore City
    • Member: Bar Association of Baltimore City Judicial Appointments Committee
    • Chair: Whiteford, Taylor & Preston's Technology Committee
    • Former Board of Governors: Maryland State Bar Association
    • Former Member: Maryland State Bar Association Planning and Technology Committees
    • Former Member: Bar Association of Baltimore City Judicial Administration Committee (1999-2006)
    • Former Adjunct Professor: University of Baltimore School of Law

      Civic Activities & Public Service

      • Board Member: My Sister's Circle
      • Board Member: Civic Works
      • Graduate: Greater Baltimore Committee, LEADERship, 2009
      • Graduate: Leadership Baltimore County, 2006
      • Member: Greater Baltimore Committee's Technology and Policy Committee
      • Board Member: Small Biotechnology Business Coalition
      • Board Member: The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore
      • Co-Chair: Leader Development Program of the Baltimore Jewish Council
      • Volunteer: Maryland Volunteer Lawyer Service
      • Volunteer: Public Justice Center

        Awards

        • Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2010-2013
        • Recipient: Distinguished Service Award, Maryland State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, 1993

          Publications

          • Author: Chances as Protected Interests: Recovery for the Loss of a Chance and Increased Risk, University of Baltimore Law Review, 1987

            • University of Baltimore School of Law (J.D. 1988, cum laude)
              Staff Member 1986-1987 and Managing Editor 1987-1988, University of Baltimore Law Review
            • University of Maryland (B.S. 1984)

Location

  • Seven Saint Paul Street
    Baltimore, MD 21202-1636

Education

  • University of Baltimore, graduated 1988

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, The District of Columbia Bar
  • Maryland, Maryland State Bar Association

State Clerkships

  • Maryland - Court of Appeals

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Information Technology Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Information Technology Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Information Technology Law, Baltimore (2020)
  • Information Technology Law, Baltimore (2013)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Electronic Discovery and Information Management Law
  • Information Technology Law

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