Cozen O’Connor: Howard, Kristina

Kristina Howard

Policy Adviser

Washington, D.C.

(202) 912-4869

(202) 861-1905

Kristina Howard is a policy adviser in Cozen O’Connor’s State Attorneys General (AG) Practice Group. In this role, she draws upon her state government and policy experience to identify risks and opportunities for clients in state legislatures and with AGs. Kristina has managed legislative campaigns in all 50 states and D.C. and maintains a vast network of relationships with influencers across the county.

Kristina developed Cozen O’Connor’s State Attorneys General Election Tracker to help clients and others stay updated on the fast-moving State AG political landscape. She is an invaluable resource and wealth of knowledge with respect to State AG elections. Kristina has authored many articles providing insights and analysis on key AG races. The tracker has been profiled in the National Law Journal, Chicago Law Bulletin, and Associated Press.

Kristina also assists Cozen O'Connor’s AG team identify strategic business development opportunities in emerging and disruptive industries that interface with consumers and may be predisposed to legal and regulatory risks.

Before joining Cozen O'Connor, Kristina was a legislative strategist at another law firm where she managed multistate legislative campaigns for the leading companies in the satellite broadcasting and fantasy sports industries. Previously, Kristina oversaw grassroots advocacy at the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB).

Kristina graduated first in her class at Northeastern University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in political science and with highest honors from American University’s School of Public Affairs where she earned her master’s degree in political science.

Kristina serves on Sibley Foundation’s Young Professionals board of directors and is an active member of the D.C. GOP Advisory Council. She also is a member of the Capitol Hill Club.

In her spare time, Kristina enjoys spending time with her husband and English bulldog, Henry. She also is an avid long-distance runner and swimmer.


Cozen Insight: 2019 AG Election Landscape [State AG Elections]

April 09, 2019

Kristina Howard wrote about the upcoming 2019 State Attorney General elections that will take place in Kentucky, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

What You May Not Know About the Incoming Class of New State Attorneys General

December 12, 2018

Kristina Howard, a policy adviser for Cozen O'Connor's State Attorneys General practice group, wrote about the new incoming class of 2019 State Attorneys General.

Potential for Major Shift in AG Enforcement Priorities in 2019

September 11, 2018

After 31 AG primary elections, of which four incumbents were contested, and three Republican AG runoff primaries, the AG primary season will officially conclude on September 13 in New York.

Key Takeaways from this Year’s State Attorney General Primary Elections (Thus Far) [The State AG Report Blog]

August 01, 2018

The State Attorney General (AG) primary election season is more than half-way finished, having kicked-off on March 6 in Texas and concluding on September 13 in New York.  To date, there have been AG primary elections in 17 states and DC.[1]  The Michigan Democratic Party endorsed a candidate in...

New York Makes 11 AG Open Seat Elections in 2018…Additional Open Seats to Emerge? [The State AG Report Blog]

May 30, 2018

The number of AG open seat elections in 2018 officially increased to 11. On May 22 Acting AG Barbara Underwood (D) was appointed by a joint session of the state Senate and Assembly to serve out the remainder of former AG Eric Schneiderman’s (D) term after he resigned in the wake of abuse...

The Top AG Primary Elections to Watch in June [The State AG Report Blog]

May 29, 2018

The Top AG Primary Elections to Watch in June By: Kristina Howard With 31 AG elections in 2018, there could be a dramatic shift in the AG political landscape with new AGs shaping trends in AG enforcement activity and public policy initiatives at the state and federal level. June is the peak of...

State Attorneys General Seeking Higher Office in 2018 – Who is still in? Who is out? [The State AG Report Blog]

May 01, 2018

As the office of State Attorney General (AG) rises in profile and prestige, it is expected that the trend of AGs pursing higher office will continue. This trend is significant because of the implications it may have on how AGs approach their role, exercise their powers and duties, and engage in...

Michigan Democrats to Endorse Candidate for AG on Sunday [The State AG Report Blog]

April 14, 2018

[To learn more about the Michigan AG race and the other 30 AG races in 2018, please visit Cozen O’Connor’s State AG Election Tracker at ] On Sunday, April 15, the Michigan race for State Attorney General (“AG”) will kick-off when Michigan’s Democratic Party (“MDP”) holds...

Cozen O'Connor’s Insight: Illinois State Attorney General Primary Election on March 20 [The State AG Report Blog]

March 14, 2018

Democratic Nomination Still Too Close to Call; Harold Likely to Win Republican Nomination [To receive real-time AG primary and general election results via text message or email, please click here to be directed to Cozen O’Connor’s State AG Election Tracker’s sign up page.] The 2018 primary...

2018: The Top 5 AG Primary Elections to Watch [The State AG Report Blog]

February 26, 2018

On March 6, the AG primary election season will kick off in Texas. While the Texas primary election is a no-brainer, with both Republican incumbent Ken Paxton and Democratic challenger Justin Nelson unopposed, the next seven months will have its share of competitive and high-profile AG primary...

A Glance at the 2018 State Attorneys General (AG) Election Landscape [The State AG Report Blog]

November 29, 2017

On Monday during a press conference that caught many by surprise, Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen (D) announced that he will not seek a third term as AG in 2018. AG Jepsen confirmed that he and his family had reached the decision over the Thanksgiving holiday. AG Jepsen’s announcement...

The Ascent of State Attorneys General as Quasi-Policymakers [The State AG Report Blog]

September 05, 2017

Casual observers understand the important and dynamic role that State Attorneys General (“AGs”) play across the country, whether that role is actively enforcing their state’s laws, challenging the federal government, or joining together as part of multi-state coalitions. What is less commonly...

State Attorneys General Eye Higher Political Office [The State AG Report Blog]

July 24, 2017

Recently West Virginia State Attorney General (“AG”) Patrick Morrisey announced that he is seeking the Republican nomination for incumbent U.S. Senator Joe Manchin’s seat in 2018, and Maine AG Janet Mills announced that she is seeking the Democratic nomination for Maine’s open-seat race for Governor...


  • Northeastern University, B.S.
  • American University, M.A.