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Joseph W. Goodman


(619) 544-7217
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San Diego
101 W. Broadway
Suite 2000
San Diego, CA 92101

Los Angeles
633 West Fifth Street
52nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071

2211 Michelson Drive
Suite 400
Irvine, CA 92612


J.D., cum laude, Duke University School of Law

D. Phil. (Ph.D.), Oxford University

M. Phil., Oxford University

B.A., with departmental honors, Stanford University

Judicial Clerkships

Judge David R. Thompson, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Judge James M. Munley, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania

Legal Internships

Judge Victor Marrero, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

General Counsel’s Office, United States International Trade Commission

Mr. Goodman is a partner in the firm’s San Diego and Los Angeles offices and is a member of the Commercial Litigation, Securities Litigation, and Antitrust Practice Groups.  Mr. Goodman’s practice focuses on representing corporations, officers and directors in complex business litigation in both federal and state courts.  He has extensive experience in consumer and securities class action lawsuits.

Mr. Goodman has served as an adjunct professor or visiting scholar  at Georgetown University, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and Thomas Jefferson School of Law.  He has taught courses including Securities Regulation, Global Antitrust Law and Policy, and European Union Law.  Mr. Goodman also has served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California, and has served on the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Antitrust and Unfair Business Practices Section. 


New York
District of Columbia (inactive)
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit