Skip to navigation



Professional Background

Denise is an appellate, intellectual property, and technology lawyer who has handled matters for a wide variety of industries and individuals, including Internet technology and bioscience companies, video game companies, real estate developers, professional sports teams, manufacturers, distributors, professional service providers, financial institutions and non-profit organizations. Denise enjoys broad industry recognition for her expertise on the intersection of emerging technologies and law, having been quoted or featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Wired News, the ABA Journal, the American Lawyer, the California Lawyer, Law Technology News,, The Legal Intelligencer, the Lawyer's Guide To Marketing On The Internet, "The Screen Savers" (TechTV), "Life and Times" (KCET television), and other outlets. As a speaker on technology law topics, Denise has presented to Deloitte's Disruptions conference, the Portable Media Expo, BlogHer, Gnomedex, Digital ID World, the New Communications Forum, the ClickZ Weblog Business Strategies Conference, the Corporate Podcasting Summit, the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, the Haas School of Business, and the Boalt Hall, Yale, UCLA, and Chapman University Schools of Law. Please see her speaking schedule for a comprehensive list and for upcoming programs and topics.

Denise's writings on online communication and syndication techniques are widely referenced as pioneering texts that examine the legal and cultural ramifications of these media. Over the past 10 years, Denise has gained deep familiarity with several leading edge sectors of technology law, including the legal considerations surrounding all forms of online publishing and syndication, digital copyright, digital rights management, and Internet jurisdiction, as well as the nuances of Creative Commons and other generalized licensing strategies.

Denise's career is characterized by her passionate engagement in intellectual property issues, technology, media and emerging forms of communications. Denise writes one of the first law-related weblogs, Bag and Baggage, a ZDNet blog, Lawgarithms, and contributes to Corante's Between Lawyers. Denise hosts a regular audio series at IT Conversations, Sound Policy, probing the areas where technology and society intersect in ways that present new, unique, or difficult issues under existing and developing law. She is a member of the Identity Gang, a board member of the Attention Trust, and an advisory board member of the Law and Policy Institutions Guide.

Creative Commons LicenseUnless otherwise expressly stated, all original material of whatever nature created by Denise M. Howell and included in this weblog and any related pages, including the weblog's archives, is licensed under a Creative Commons License.