Katila howarda

Katila L. Howard



151 S. Old Woodward
Suite 200
Birmingham, MI 48009
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J.D., cum laude, Michigan State University College of Law, East Lansing, Michigan
M.A., summa cum laude, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, Michigan
B.A., magna cum laude, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Katila L. Howard


Katila L. Howard is an Associate in the Labor and Employment Business Unit of Clark Hill's Birmingham Office. Katila practices in the area of executive compensation, employee benefits, and tax law. She advises organizations of all sizes in many different industries, including non-profit entities, in on-going compliance, executive employment, confidentiality and non-competition arrangements, severance and compensation agreements. Her practice consists of assisting clients with nonqualified deferred compensation plans, incentive plans, tax-qualified plans, welfare benefit plans, and employee benefits issues arising out of mergers and acquisitions.

During her time in law school, Katila clerked for a business litigation firm, served as a judicial extern for the United States District Court of the Eastern District of Michigan and worked as research assistant on the Michigan State University College of Law’s project that commemorated the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court case, Brown v. Board of Education and the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Simultaneously, she also interned for the Michigan House of Representatives. In addition, Katila served as the Executive Editor for the Journal of Business Securities Law and externed with both the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and Michigan Tax Tribunal.

Prior to law school, Katila was an elementary school teacher with Teach for America - Detroit. 



Rising Star, Super Lawyers 2018
Five Under Ten Award, University of Michigan Black Alumni Association 2017
State of Michigan Tribute, Rashida Tlaib 2016
Michigan Women's Tax Association
Wolverine Bar Association
D Augustus Straker Bar Association
Women Lawyers Association of Michigan
Oakland County Bar Association
Michigan State Bar Association
American Bar Association