Rick Howell currently serves as the Chief Information Officer at Perkins Coie, guiding the firm’s strategy in technology, security, project management, knowledge management, and research services across diverse global teams. He is a collaborative leader who excels at aligning teams to develop and implement tangible solutions to business strategy. Rick brings more than 25 years of technology leadership experience, leading in global Legal IT organizations and technology start-ups. He is actively involved with non-profit organizations advocating the importance of technology education and skills. He holds a Leadership Executive MBA from Seattle University and a BS in Physiology from the University of California, Davis.