Howard Sklar is Senior Corporate Counsel at Recommind, Inc. Howard represents Recommind to corporations and law firms. Prior to joining Recommind, Howard was Global Trade and Anti-Corruption Strategist at Hewlett-Packard Co., running HP’s global anti-corruption compliance program and providing counsel on compliance with US sanctions laws. Before HP, Howard was Vice President, Compliance and Global Anti-Corruption Leader at American Express Co. Howard was the chief of compliance for three operating divisions at American Express comprising 22,000 employees in 40 countries.
Before moving in-house, Howard served 12 years as a prosecutor and regulator, first as an Assistant District Attorney in Bronx County, New York. As an ADA, Howard specialized in computer investigations and other high-tech crime, lecturing in-house and at police departments in the New York area. After, Howard spent six years at the Securities & Exchange Commission as a senior enforcement attorney in the Branch of Internet Enforcement. At the SEC, Howard investigated and prosecuted violations of the securities laws, including insider trading, accounting fraud, and market manipulation, specializing in those frauds which were perpetrated using the Internet as means of defrauding investors.
Howard is a member of the US Court of Appeals 7th Circuit eDiscovery Committee and is a participant in the Early Case Assessment and Education subcommittees.
Howard holds a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the Washington College of Law at The American University and a BA in History from Tufts University.
Professional Affiliations: New York State Bar, US Court of Appeals 7th Circuit eDiscovery Committee
Admissions & Courts: New York State courts, Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, District of Colorado
Education: Tufts University, BA; Washington College of Law, The American University, JD.