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Senior Staff

Howard S. Master

Partner & Counsel to the CEO
Our People/Howard S. Master

Based in Nardello & Co.’s New York office, Howard is a Partner and Counsel to the CEO of Nardello & Co. Howard supports the firm’s global practices, including white collar criminal defense; anti-corruption and fraud investigations; civil litigation and arbitration support; and monitorship and compliance efforts. Howard also advises the firm on major strategic initiatives. He has led investigations for cryptocurrency exchange FTX and the unsecured creditors of Infowars creator Alex Jones, as well as other significant matters for corporate and individual clients in criminal, litigation, and bankruptcy proceedings.

Representative matters
  • While at the SDNY, Howard uncovered and prosecuted a $500 million fraud, kickback, and money laundering scheme involving New York City’s CityTime IT project. He held accountable the corporate and individual wrongdoers responsible for the crimes, secured and supervised a corporate monitor, and recovered record restitution for the City.
  • While at the SDNY, Howard investigated and prosecuted Sheldon Silver, the Speaker of the New York State Assembly, after uncovering his involvement in two different bribery schemes.
  • While at the New York Office of the Attorney General, Howard investigated and led a groundbreaking enforcement action against Harvey Weinstein and The Weinstein Company for persistent and pervasive workplace misconduct.
  • While at the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, Howard led the investigation that led to the exoneration of Keith Bush, a man who spent 33 years in prison for a murder he did not commit.


Just the Facts
  • JD, magna cum laude, New York University School of Law
  • BA, Ethics, Politics & Economics, Yale University
  • Chambers and Partners 2024 Litigation Support Guide: Band 1
  • US Department of Justice, Director’s Award for Superior Performance
  • Federal Law Enforcement Foundation, Prosecutor of the Year
  • US Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces, Investigation of the Year
  • Order of the Coif
Professional Affiliations
  • Federal Bar Council
  • “Legislative Corruption,” The Anti-Corruption Manual: A Guide for State Prosecutors (2021)

Howard S. Master

Partner & Counsel to the CEO

565 Fifth Avenue
Suite 2200
New York, NY 10017
T: +1 212 537 5300
F: +1 212 537 5333


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