Howard A. Vine

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Howard A. Vine joined Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky LLP as a partner in the Legislative & Regulatory Affairs Group in February 2003. [1]

Vine founded and managed Greenberg Traurig's Washington, DC, office and was "managing shareholder" in November 1998. In 1999, Vine was GT's registered lobbyist contact for the gaming/gambling interests of Playboy Enterprises and also represented Merck, AMGEN Inc., the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, NICOR Inc., PCS Health System, Deloitte & Touche, and the American Association of Health Plans on pharmaceutical issues. [2][3]


According to his Dickstein Shapiro cached profile:

"Vine joined Dickstein Shapiro from Greenberg Traurig, LLP, where he was the founder and former managing shareholder of the firm’s Washington, DC office. As a member of Greenberg Traurig’s Government Affairs practice, Mr. Vine focused on governmental and administrative law, international trade, federal appropriations, health care, tax, antitrust, securities, and corporate governance matters. Mr. Vine successfully led a business coalition in its challenge to USDA proposed regulations attempting to levy an import license on sugar; secured federal funding for the State of Florida Citrus Canker eradication program; managed and negotiated the settlement of the trade conflict between tomato growers in the United States and Mexico; authored anti-circumvention legislation in the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1998; and, successfully defeated legislation and preserved the rights of physicians to dispense drugs directly to patients without the need for a pharmacist’s intervention."
"Prior to Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Mr. Vine was the senior vice president and Director of International Trade and head of business development for the lobbying firm The Jefferson Group. He was a Senior Associate at the Washington branch of the Ohio law firm of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP and also spent six years as vice president of the National Association of Manufacturers."
"Vine chaired the [Bill] Clinton/[Al] Gore transition team, which authored the administration’s briefing book on the Council of Economic Advisers. Additionally, he was a member of the American Bar Association’s Ad Hoc Task Force on the Federal Criminal Code, and the past chairman and member of the Subcommittee on SEC Administration, Budget, and Legislation. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Jewish Democratic Council. Mr. Vine also serves as a member of the Executive Council of the Policy Roundtable of the Democratic Leadership Council."
"Vine received his B.A. in Government & Public Affairs from American University, (1975) and his J.D. from the George Mason University School of Law (1978)."

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