Matthew W. Howard

Matthew W. Howard

  • Partner
  • Corporate
  • Washington, DC
  • T:   +1.202.639.7494
  • F:   +1.202.639.7003
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 Matthew W. Howard is a partner in the Corporate Department, resident in Fried Frank's Washington, DC office. He joined the Firm in 2017.

Mr. Howard focuses his practice on asset management matters, primarily on advising sponsors on the structuring and offering of private investment funds and other alternative investment structures.

Mr. Howard has extensive experience working with clients pursuing with a wide range of investment strategies including private equity/buyout, credit, real estate, infrastructure, energy, and various industry and regionally-focused funds. He also advises clients on employee investment vehicles, management company arrangements, carried interest plans and other incentive arrangements. In addition to his work with U.S.-focused investment platforms, he has advised sponsors of funds targeting Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.

Mr. Howard advises major financial institutions and prominent fund sponsors including Goldman Sachs, Bain Capital, Neuberger Berman, Argand Partners and the International Finance Corporation, among others.

Mr. Howard is a regular speaker on industry topics and he recently was featured as a panelist on EMPEA's professional development webcast “Changing Landscape of EM PE Fund Formation”.

Mr. Howard is recognized by Legal 500 in Investment Fund Formation and Management: Private Equity Funds (including venture capital).

Bar Admissions/Licensed Jurisdictions

District of Columbia; New York

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New York University School of Law, JD – 2004
  • Articles Editor, New York University Law Review
  • Co-Chair, New York University Law Review’s Diversity Committee
Swarthmore College, BA – 1999
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