Rob Howard is a multilingual international trade professional from Canada and licensed Texas attorney. He started with Givens & Johnston as a Law Clerk in 2016, passed the Texas Bar Exam in 2019, and now works primarily with clients outside of the United States.
Rob speaks multiple languages (English native, advanced Spanish, advanced French, and conversational Mandarin). Before joining Givens & Johnston, Rob spent a number of years working in the private sector with companies around the world. His international business experience outside of the legal field includes international business consulting with a Canadian consulting firm based out of Argentina, and four years working in a variety of technical and business management roles with National Oilwell Varco, including two years as a project coordinator in the company’s China offices. Rob has also worked for the Canadian Government in international trade development, where he worked with manufacturers across Canada to support public and private export initiatives.
Rob’s experience working with the Canadian Government, combined with his experience in the corporate sphere, provides Rob with a perspective on both the public and private interests involved in cross border trade. He brings his skills to Givens & Johnston where he assists Canadian companies in understanding U.S. trade regulations. To this end, Rob has assisted companies by providing technical support for tariff classification purposes with US Customs, drafting protests and prior disclosures, conducting due diligence investigations related to exports of dual-use technology, and drafting training manuals on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance.
Rob Howard is a Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) which is Canada’s most recognized professional designation in international trade.