Partner Deneen Howell represented Kwame Alexander in a book deal regarding his memoir Why Fathers Cry at Night: A Memoir in Love Poems, Recipes, Letters, and Remembrances. The book was acquired by Little, Brown. Deneen previously represented Mr. Alexander in negotiations for his forthcoming middle-grade three-part graphic novel series The Brain Stormerz.
Deneen 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.