Chanley T. Howell



Chanley T. Howell is a partner and intellectual property lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, where his practice focuses on a broad range of technology law matters. He is a member of the firm's Technology Transactions, Cybersecurity, and Privacy Practice and the Sports, Health Care and Automotive Industry Teams.

Chanley represents companies in a variety of technology law areas, such as:

  • Data Privacy and Security Compliance – Counsel and advise clients with respect to compliance with data privacy and security laws requirements and obligations, including federal privacy laws (Gramm-Leach-Bliley, HIPAA, telemedicine / telehealth); consumer protection / marketing laws (TCPA, CAN-SPAM, COPPA); FTC privacy requirements, investigations and enforcement actions; state data privacy, security and breach notification laws; artificial intelligence / AI issues; EU Privacy Shield compliance and certification; regulatory risk assessment and compliance audits; privacy and information security policies; records retention, destruction and management policies
  • Software Agreements – Software licensing, software support and maintenance; joint development, IT professional and consulting services; software license audits and disputes
  • Technology Agreements – IT outsourcing; EHR (electronic health record) system agreements; ERP licensing, acquisition and implementation agreements; telemedicine/telehealth related agreements and policies; artificial intelligence / AI related agreements; patent, copyright and trademark licenses; joint development and marketing agreements; telecommunications agreements; technology acquisition and distribution agreements; IT/IP due diligence for mergers and acquisitions
  • Internet – Online and electronic contracts and agreements, ESIGN and electronic signature issues, telemedicine / telehealth, ecommerce and online transactions, domain names, website terms and conditions, privacy policies, social media policies


While Chanley handles these types of engagements across all industries, he has particular expertise in the health care, telemedicine / telehealth, financial services, automotive, and hospitality industries.

"Foley is the premier firm for telehealth counsel."
"A market leader in telemedicine issues." "This is the Dream Team."
     - Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers (2020, 2021)


  • Peer review rated as AV Preeminent®, the highest performance rating in the Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ system
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Electronic Discovery and Information Management Law (2021 - 2023)
  • Recognized, The Legal 500 for his work in technology: data protection and privacy (2011 - 2014, 2016)
  • Recognized, Jacksonville's "Top Lawyers" by 904 Magazine (2014)


  • University of Florida College of Law (J.D., 1988)
    • Graduated with honors
  • Vanderbilt University (B.A., cum laude, 1985)
    • Former chairman, Alumni Board
    • Former member, Board of Trustees for the Bolles School


Chanley is a certified information privacy professional/US (CIPP/US), certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Admissions and Affiliations

  • Founder/former chairman, Intellectual Property section of The Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Member, Intellectual Property Law and Business Law sections of The Florida Bar
  • Member, Intellectual Property and Business Law sections of the American Bar Association
  • Member, Intellectual Property and Business Law sections of The Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Member, Fourth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee
  • Professional responsibility partner, Foley Jacksonville office