Howard B. Comet

Partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Howard B. Comet

Howard B. Comet

Partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Biography

Howard Comet has been a Litigation partner with the firm’s New York office since 1990. Mr. Comet has litigated and tried cases involving a wide variety of industries and legal issues in courts throughout the country. He has specialized in commercial litigation related to bankruptcy proceedings, intellectual property issues and litigation in the New York State courts. The major cases in which he has been involved have concerned banking and finance, art law, mortgage foreclosure, patents and intellectual property licensing, antitrust, biotechnology, employment discrimination, medical products and government contracting.

Mr. Comet has worked on numerous high-profile bankruptcy cases, including the bankruptcy cases of Lehman Brothers, Parmalat, Enron, Eastern Air Lines, Drexel Burnham Lambert, and Dow Chemical. In these cases, he has litigated matters involving complex issues of bankruptcy jurisdiction, claims allowance and plan confirmation.

Prior to joining the firm in 1985, Mr. Comet had extensive experience in criminal defense litigation. Mr. Comet then clerked for Judge Bernard Meyer of the New York Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, who invited Mr. Comet to apply for the job based on his appearances before the Court. Both prior to and since joining the firm, Mr. Comet has argued dozens of appeals in the New York State appellate courts and in several federal Courts of Appeals.

Mr. Comet serves on the firm’s Ethics Committee and is a member of the Complex Commercial Litigation practice group.

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Education
JD
Class of 1975

Founded in 1835, New York University School of Law has a record of academic excellence and national scholarly influence. One of the first law schools to admit women, it has been long committed to welcoming students of diverse backgrounds, people who had been discriminated against by many other institutions. Located on the University's campus in Greenwich Village, NYU Law has been a leader, and continues to be, in areas such as law and business, clinical education, public service, interdisciplinary colloquia and global studies.

BA
Class of 1972

The University of Rochester is a private, nonsectarian, research university in Rochester, New York, United States. The university grants undergraduate and graduate degrees, including doctoral and professional degrees. The university has six schools and various interdisciplinary programs. The University of Rochester is noted for its Eastman School of Music. The university is also home to the Institute of Optics, founded in 1929, the first educational program in the US devoted exclusively to optics. Rochester's Laboratory for Laser Energetics is home to the second most energetic fusion laser in the world.

Career History
Partner
1985 - Current

Founded in 1931, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has been a preeminent provider of legal services for more than 80 years. Widely recognized by those covering the legal profession as best in class, Weil’s lawyers regularly advise clients globally on their most complex Litigation, Corporate, Restructuring, and Tax and Benefits matters. With 20 offices worldwide – 9 in the United States and 11 outside the United States – Weil has been a pioneer in establishing a geographic footprint that has allowed the Firm to partner with clients wherever they do business.

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Member, Ethics Committee
Current

Founded in 1931, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has been a preeminent provider of legal services for more than 80 years. Widely recognized by those covering the legal profession as best in class, Weil’s lawyers regularly advise clients globally on their most complex Litigation, Corporate, Restructuring, and Tax and Benefits matters. With 20 offices worldwide – 9 in the United States and 11 outside the United States – Weil has been a pioneer in establishing a geographic footprint that has allowed the Firm to partner with clients wherever they do business.

Political Donations
$500
2012

Former President of United States

$1,000
2008

Former President of United States

$500
2004

Former Senator from Massachusetts

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