Cozen O’Connor: Howell, Matthew

Matthew J. Howell


Washington, D.C.

(202) 912-4879

(202) 499-2451

Matthew is an associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.

Matthew received his J.D., summa cum laude, order of the coif, from Temple University Beasley School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts in political science and economics from La Salle University. While at Temple Law, Matthew was a staff editor of the Temple Law Review and a Law and Public Policy scholar. Prior to being a summer associate and ultimately joining the firm, Matthew was a law clerk at the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management for Senator Tammy Baldwin.

Admitted only in Pennsylvania; practicing under the supervision of members of Cozen O’Connor, P.C.



No fun in the sun: Trump administration further restricts aviation traffic to Cuba [International Law Office]

July 10, 2019

Matthew Howell contributed an article to International Law Office discussing the Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announcement of rules designed to further restrict travel to Cuba.

Droning On: Trump Administration Calls for Additional Sanctions on Iran [Alert]

June 26, 2019

Don Kassilke and Matt Howell discuss the largely symbolic new round of sanctions specifically targeting the senior leadership of the Iranian regime.

It’s Alive – Trump Administration Resurrects Helms-Burton Title III

April 24, 2019

Don Kassilke and Matthew Howell discuss what the implementation of Title III means in practical terms and how it could impact entities trading with Cuba.

U.S. Lowers the (Oil) Boom on Venezuela [Alert]

February 05, 2019

Don Kassilke and Matt Howell discuss Executive Order 13850 and why it is important entities that have dealings with PdVSA or any of its related entities carefully review the restrictions and general licenses published by OFAC to ensure compliance with applicable OFAC regulations.

OFAC Announces Imminent Termination of Rusal Sanctions [Alert]

December 20, 2018

Don Kassilke and Matt Howell discuss the Treasury Department's decision to terminate sanctions imposed on En+ Group PLC, United Company Rusal PLC ), and JSC EuroSibEnergo, three companies placed on the SDN list because they were owned or controlled by Oleg Deripaska, a Russian oligarch sanctioned pursuant to Executive Orders 13661 and 13662.

U.S. Completes Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Deal [Alert]

November 06, 2018

Don Kassilke and Matt Howell discuss the conclusion of the wind-down periods and the United State's return to the pre-JCPOA status quo with regard to most secondary sanctions.

New Mandatory CFIUS Pilot Program Changes the Rules for Foreign Investment in the United States

October 29, 2018

Foreign investors in U.S. businesses take note: If your transaction is scheduled to close any time after November 10, 2018, new U.S. national security rules could result in delays or penalties for non-compliance.

FAA Reauthorization Briefing Part 1: Airline Fee Issues [Aviation Alert]

October 11, 2018

David Heffernan and Matthew Howell discuss provisions in the Reauthorization Act that affect airline fees, including some that were omitted from the final legislation but will likely continue to be considered in the future. This is the first in a three-part series on the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018

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  • Temple University School of Law, J.D., 2018
  • La Salle University, B.A., 2014
  • Pennsylvania