Howard S. Jatlow


Howard Jatlow focuses his practice on business, banking, finance, and real estate. He has a broad-based practice serving the financial, corporate, and real estate communities, representing a wide array of clients, including banks, investment funds, venture capital firms, and labor unions, as well as middle-market, national, and international companies. He has had a significant role in the development and implementation of national lending programs, and substantial experience with government contract, aircraft, communications, energy, real estate, and capital markets transactions.

Howard lectures from time to time to various professional and institutional groups, is a business adviser, and has served on boards and advisory boards of nonprofit institutions and business corporations. In 1994, he served as the “Outside Counsel Voting Member” of a Special Workout Asset Team formed by the Executive Branch during the savings and loan crisis. Howard was one of a four-member team delegated Executive Branch authority to resolve credits/authorize dispositions involving assets of up to $100 million.

While in law school, he served as an associate editor of The American University Law Review.


  • 2006–2009, 2011–2023, Banking and Finance Law and Real Estate Law in Washington, D.C., listed in Best Lawyers in America©
  • 2011, Legal 500
  • 2017, listed in Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll



  • American Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
Professional Activities

Howard is a member of the American and District of Columbia Bar Associations and various real estate- and finance-related sections of such associations. From time to time throughout his career, he has lectured to various professional and institutional groups.



  • District of Columbia


  • George Washington University, BA
  • American University, Washington College of Law, JD