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Ms. Howell is a partner with Potomac Law Group, PLLC in the employment and litigation practices. She began her career as prosecutor, where she conducted jury trials, evidentiary hearings and Grand Jury presentations. Since transitioning to private practice, Ms. Howell has used her extensive experience as a litigator to provide advice, counseling and training on all aspects of the employment relationship. Her clients range from large multi-national employers, to non-profits, local labor unions, colleges and universities.

Ms. Howell conducts employment investigations for organizations to determine compliance with federal, state and local law, as well as internal policies and procedures. She also performs investigations for large educational institutions under Title IX.

Ms. Howell has extensive experience developing, implementing, and monitoring internal employment policies and procedures. She regularly advises small and large organizations on personnel policies and practices, dispute resolution, employee handbooks, leave issues, employment agreements and equal employment opportunity. Ms. Howell also has significant experience advising clients in labor relations and collective bargaining disputes. She has represented numerous public and private sector labor unions, school districts, employees and businesses.

Ms. Howell earned a Bachelor of Arts from the State University of New York at New Paltz in 2006 with magna cum laude distinction. She attended the City University of New York School of Law, where she worked as a staff editor for the New York City Law Review and was the recipient of a Charles H. Revson Fellowship for public interest work. She also received scholarships from the New York City Bar Association and the Brandeis Association.

Ms. Howell’s interest in workforce issues led her to launch a non-profit organization, Advancing Local Leadership Opportunities for Women, Inc. (A.L.L.O.W.). She currently serves as the organization’s president. A.L.L.O.W. connects working women, and offers leadership training and policy discussions concerning their unique challenges. Ms. Howell is also an adjunct professor for Hofstra University and the C.U.N.Y. School of Law.

 


Alexandra Howell

Alexandra Howell

Adjunct Professor