Mark Goodman

Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Mark Goodman

Mark Goodman

Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Biography

Mark Goodman is a litigation partner and Co-Chair of the firm’s Civil Litigation Group. He represents clients in a broad variety of matters, with emphasis on complex civil litigation, including securities litigation and products liability defense, and white collar criminal defense and internal investigations. He is also a member of the firm’s Management Committee. Mr. Goodman frequently advises clients in matters involving the intersection of products liability issues and internal investigations. Mr. Goodman has been lead counsel in many trials and arbitration proceedings, and has argued a number of appeals. Mr. Goodman recently successfully defended Bristol-Myers Squibb in a $3.4 billion jury trial involving a contract dispute. He routinely represents corporate boards and board committees, and provides litigation advice in connection with mergers and acquisitions. His products liability work has included matters involving pharmaceuticals, asbestos, silica, nutritional supplements and air crashes. He has also represented companies and individuals in grand jury and regulatory investigations and criminal proceedings involving allegations, among others, of healthcare fraud, Park liability, securities fraud, antitrust violations, and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Mr. Goodman is a co-editor and co-author of “Defending Corporations and Individuals in Government Investigations” (West 2011). He is admitted to practice before the New York State Courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and two U.S. Courts of Appeal.

Mr. Goodman was recognized as a litigation “Star” in the IFLR Benchmark Litigation Guide (2010 and 2012). In addition, Chambers USA (2010) recommends Mr. Goodman and notes his “toughness, his seemingly limitless capacity for hard work and his extraordinary commitment to client satisfaction.”

From 1992 to 1995, Mr. Goodman served as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York (Criminal Division). As a federal prosecutor, Mr. Goodman participated in and supervised numerous investigations and prosecutions involving, among other crimes, securities fraud, bank fraud, mail and wire fraud and money laundering. He was the lead prosecutor in 10 trials to verdict. Mr. Goodman returned to the firm in 1996 and became a partner in 1997.

From 1997 to 2007, Mr. Goodman served on the Criminal Justice Act panel in the Southern District of New York and handled all of the firm’s pro bono federal criminal cases.

Mr. Goodman graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 1983 and from the New York University School of Law in 1987, where he served as a Senior Editor of the Law Review. Prior to joining Debevoise, Mr. Goodman served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Leonard I. Garth, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Mr. Goodman is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the American Bar Association. He currently serves on the boards of The Legal Aid Society and Sarah Lawrence College.

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Former Co-Chair, Civil Support Division at The Legal Aid Society

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President at Sarah Lawrence College

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Education
J.D.
Class of 1987

Founded in 1835, New York University School of Law has a record of academic excellence and national scholarly influence. One of the first law schools to admit women, it has been long committed to welcoming students of diverse backgrounds, people who had been discriminated against by many other institutions. Located on the University's campus in Greenwich Village, NYU Law has been a leader, and continues to be, in areas such as law and business, clinical education, public service, interdisciplinary colloquia and global studies.

B.A.
Class of 1983

Sarah Lawrence College's mission is to graduate world citizens who are diverse in every definition of the word, who take intellectual and creative risks, who cross disciplinary boundaries, and who are able to sustain exceptional academic discipline within a framework of humanistic values and concern for community. Their unique educational practices provide students with the opportunity to study intensively in small classes, to engage in independent research, and to spend unparalleled amounts of time working one-on-one with an exceptional faculty of scholars and artists, creating a tailored academic program of students' own design. Their goal is to instill a lifelong intellectual curiosity and nimbleness, as well as the confidence and entrepreneurial spirit to embrace a broad range of personal, professional and creative pursuits. They prepare students to think and act independently so that they will tackle the problems of, and thrive in, a complex and rapidly evolving world.

Memberships
Member
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Member
Current

The Association of the Bar of the City of New York is a voluntary association of lawyers and law students. The organization was founded in 1870 and it is headquartered in New York, NY.

Senior Editor
Prior

The New York University Law Review was founded in 1924, and is a generalist journal publishing legal scholarship in all areas, including legal theory and policy, environmental law, legal history, international law, and more. Each year, it publishes issues in April, May, June, October, November, and December. These six issues contain cutting-edge legal scholarship written by professors, judges, and legal practitioners, as well as Notes written by members of the Law Review. In November 2012, the Law Review launched the New York University Law Review Online, an online supplement to the print version of the Law Review.

Career History
Partner
Current

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP provides legal services. Practice areas include: complex acquisition, financing transactions, litigation & arbitration, tax, employee benefits, and trusts & estates. The company was founded in 1931 by Eli Whitney Debevoise and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Assistant US Attorney of Criminal Division, Southern District of New York
1992 - 1995

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interests of the United States according to the law; ensures public safety against threats foreign and domestic; provides federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeks just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and ensures fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Clerk
Prior

The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit is a federal court with appellate jurisdiction. The court is composed of 14 active judges and is based at the James A. Byrne Courthouse in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The court also conducts sittings in other venues, including the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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2010

Sarah Lawrence College's mission is to graduate world citizens who are diverse in every definition of the word, who take intellectual and creative risks, who cross disciplinary boundaries, and who are able to sustain exceptional academic discipline within a framework of humanistic values and concern for community. Their unique educational practices provide students with the opportunity to study intensively in small classes, to engage in independent research, and to spend unparalleled amounts of time working one-on-one with an exceptional faculty of scholars and artists, creating a tailored academic program of students' own design. Their goal is to instill a lifelong intellectual curiosity and nimbleness, as well as the confidence and entrepreneurial spirit to embrace a broad range of personal, professional and creative pursuits. They prepare students to think and act independently so that they will tackle the problems of, and thrive in, a complex and rapidly evolving world.

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2005

Sarah Lawrence College's mission is to graduate world citizens who are diverse in every definition of the word, who take intellectual and creative risks, who cross disciplinary boundaries, and who are able to sustain exceptional academic discipline within a framework of humanistic values and concern for community. Their unique educational practices provide students with the opportunity to study intensively in small classes, to engage in independent research, and to spend unparalleled amounts of time working one-on-one with an exceptional faculty of scholars and artists, creating a tailored academic program of students' own design. Their goal is to instill a lifelong intellectual curiosity and nimbleness, as well as the confidence and entrepreneurial spirit to embrace a broad range of personal, professional and creative pursuits. They prepare students to think and act independently so that they will tackle the problems of, and thrive in, a complex and rapidly evolving world.

$1,000 - $4,999

The Legal Aid Society is a private, not-for-profit legal services organization, the oldest and largest in the nation, dedicated since 1876 to providing quality legal representation to low-income New Yorkers. It is dedicated to one simple but powerful belief: that no New Yorker should be denied access to justice because of poverty. The Society handles 300,000 individual cases and matters annually and provides a comprehensive range of legal services in three areas: the Civil, Criminal and Juvenile Rights Practices. Unlike the Society's Criminal and Juvenile Rights Practices, which are constitutionally mandated and supported by government, the Civil Practice relies heavily on private contributions.

Political Donations
$15K
2012

Former President of United States

$2,500
2008

Former President of United States

$1,000
2006

Former Senator from New York

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Awards & Honors
2012
Benchmark Litigation - Local Litigation Star
2010
Benchmark Litigation - Local Litigation Star
Admitted to the New York Bar
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