Nationally Recognized Energy and Public Finance Lawyer Donald Howell Joins Andrews Kurth

The Firm’s Public Finance and Energy Clients to Benefit Greatly from Howell’s Experience

HOUSTON – LAWFUEL – Andrews Kurth is pleased to announce that Donald L. Howell has joined the firm’s Houston office as Of Counsel to the Public Law section.
Howell is a nationally recognized energy and public finance lawyer. His reputation, experience and specific areas of focus will complement the existing capabilities of the firm’s Public Finance and Energy practices.
“We are delighted to welcome Don to our firm,” said Bob Jewell, Andrews Kurth Managing Partner. “He is a distinguished practitioner with a wide range of talents and will be invaluable
to our clients.”
Howell has worked on electric energy issues for over 30 years, and has represented electric cooperatives across the nation. He has worked on wholesale power contracts and power generation projects, handling the full range of financing and construction documentation. Further, he has extensive experience in all types of financing transactions, including project financings related to water resources. He comes to Andrews Kurth after a long and distinguished career at Vinson & Elkins.
Howell has been named to The Best Lawyers in America and recognized as a “Texas Super Lawyer” by Texas Monthly magazine in the energy field. He is also a member of Who’s Who in American Law and served as President of The National Association of Bond Lawyers. He was instrumental in the creation of the Attorneys’ Liability Assurance Society (ALAS) and has previously served as the organization’s Chairman of the Board.
“I am very pleased to be joining Andrews Kurth,” says Howell. “I look forward to contributing to the firm’s well established Public Finance and Energy practices.”
Howell earned his J.D., with honors, from the University of Texas School of Law, where he was a member of Chancellors and the Order of the Coif. He received his B.A. from Baylor University, cum laude.
For more than a century, Andrews Kurth has built its practice on the belief that “straight talk is good business.” Real answers, clear vision and mutual respect define the firm’s relationships with clients, colleagues, communities and employees. With more than 400 lawyers and offices in Austin, Beijing, Dallas, Houston, London, Los Angeles, New York, The Woodlands and Washington, DC, Andrews Kurth represents a wide array of clients in all areas of business law. For more information about Andrews Kurth, please visit

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