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Howard D. Burnett

PHONE 208.233.0845   FAX 208.233.1304   EMAIL

Howard Burnett is the resident partner in the firm’s Pocatello office. He concentrates his practice in transactional matters, commercial litigation matters, and general business counsel and advice, with particular experience in the semiconductor industry.

Prior to returning in 1985 to his home state of Idaho to join Hawley Troxell, Mr. Burnett was an associate with Sullivan & Cromwell in New York City. He is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.

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Law School: University of Pennsylvania, J.D., 1977

Graduate School: Oxford University (Trinity College), B. Phil. Management Studies, 1974

Undergraduate: Harvard College, B.A., Economics, cum laude, 1972

Community Activities

Rotary Club of Pocatello Member since 1986; Director 2006-2012; President 2010-2011

Former Member of the Board of Governors of Bannock Regional Medical Center (now known as Portneuf Medical Center) 1986-2000; Chairman of the Board of Governors 1989-2000

Executive Director, Nonesuch Oar & Paddle Club (comprised of fellow teammates from the undefeated 1968-1972 Harvard Varsity Lightweight Crews who continue to row each October in the annual Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston)

Former member of the Board of Directors of The Bengal Foundation (supporting Idaho State University’s Athletic Department)

Former member of the Board of Directors of The Chief Foundation (supporting the Chief Theatre Restoration Project in Pocatello)

Former member of the Board of Directors of the Pocatello High School Alumni Association


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