Howard Roffman (born April 18, 1953) is an American lawyer and marketing executive, best known for his work on the Star Wars franchise as the head of Licensing at Lucasfilm. He is also a photographer, known for a series of books of gay-positive images published by Bruno Gmünder. In 2013 he decided to take a break from photography and focus on other priorities.
Roffman, as stated by himself, a “white, Jewish man who grew up in a decidedly white middle-class section of Philadelphia”, attended the University of Pennsylvania and in 1977 obtained a law degree from the University of Florida College of Law. He served as a law clerk on United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and afterwards, at the Washington D.C. law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.