Howard Goldfarb

Howard Goldfarb represents a diverse clientele in a variety of business and commercial litigation.

A large focus of Howard’s practice involves white collar defense, including representing defendants in enforcement actions brought by government agencies, including the Federal Trade Commission, Commodities Futures Trading Commission, and state Attorney Generals.  Howard also has experience conducting and assisting internal corporate investigations.

Howard regularly advises clients on consumer protection issues, including reviewing advertising and promotional materials for compliance with state and federal regulations, and defending and counseling clients concerning allegations of unfair and deceptive trade practices and false advertising claims.

Howard is experienced in securities and commodities disputes, including litigation in state and federal courts and arbitration proceedings before the National Futures Association and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and has represented futures commission merchants, brokerage firms, and their principals and employees in reparations proceedings before the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

Howard’s practice also includes employment litigation and related disputes, including litigation brought under the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and state and federal discrimination acts, as well as the defense of consumer-oriented class actions and arbitrations, including proceedings before the American Arbitration Association.

Professional and Civic Activities and Memberships

  • The Florida Bar

Professional Recognition

  • Super Lawyers, Florida Rising Stars (2011-2019)

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Court Admissions

  • Florida State Courts

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida


  • Judicial Intern, Florida Supreme Court, Central Staff (2004)

  • Judicial Intern, General Master H. Stephen Pennypacker, Eight Judicial Circuit Court in and for Alachua County (2003)


  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, (J.D., cum laude, 2005)

  • Law Journal: University of Florida Journal of Law & Public Policy (2004-2005)

  • Law Journal: Journal of Technology Law & Policy (2003–2005)

  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida (B.S., 2002)


  • English


  • The Undocumented Worker: Fuller, Holmes, and the Bush Proposal Within Immigration and Labor Law Jurisprudence, 16 U. Fla. J. L. & Pub. Pol’y 179 (2005)

  • Standard-Setting Organizations: Determining a Duty to Disclose Among Industry Competitors, 8 J. Tech. L. & Pol’y 207 (2003)