Deneen Howell Represents Michelle Obama in “The Light We Carry” Book Deal

July 2022

Partner Deneen Howell represented former first lady Michelle Obama in the sale of world rights to her next book to Penguin Random House. Recently announced, The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times, will be released on November 15, 2022.  Deneen also has successfully represented Michelle Obama in contract negotiations with publishers for previous book deals.

Deneen Howell is a highly skilled negotiator adept at guiding her clients to achieve what they’re worth and obtain the flexibility they need to meet their goals. Her practice includes helping authors secure book deals; advising former government officials, senior executives, public speakers, broadcasters and journalists in their professional pursuits; and counseling privately held businesses and non-profit organizations in employment and publishing-related matters.  Her leadership positions at the firm involve Co-Chairing both Williams & Connolly’s Transactions and Business Counseling practice group as well as its Employment Counseling practice group, and Chairing the firm’s Budget Committee.


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