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John Goodwin
John Goodwin
Senior Associate — Complex Commercial Litigation
Senior Associate — Complex Commercial Litigation

John Goodwin

John Goodwin
New York

The Grace Building
1114 Avenue of the Americas
32nd Floor
New York, New York 10036

John Goodwin

Experience Highlights

  • (N.Y. Sup. Ct.) – Successfully obtained pre-action discovery into the identity of individuals waging an anonymous campaign of online defamation against a medical technology company

  • (N.Y. Sup. Ct.) – Successfully obtained a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction securing the collateral for a commercial loan from a defaulting party

  • (Third Circuit) – Secured on appeal affirmance of dismissal of claims for indemnification and advancement of legal fees against a major financial institution

  • (C.D. Cal.) – Represented a national insurance provider in litigation against the California Department of Insurance contesting the constitutionality of a conservation order

  • (S.D.N.Y.) – Represented a major financial institution in a set of antitrust class actions alleging manipulation of the price of precious metals

  • (Bankr. Del.) – Represented second-lien noteholders in an adversary bankruptcy proceeding against an entertainment company debtor

  • (N.Y. Sup. Ct.) – Represented market insurers in litigation stemming from the bankruptcy of a foreign oil refinery

  • (E.D.N.Y.) – Represented the investor limited partner in a federal low-income housing tax credit partnership in litigation with the general partner

  • (S.D.N.Y.) – Represented the wealth management division of a major financial institution in litigation and arbitration concerning complex securities transactions

  • Advised boards and activist shareholders on litigation strategy in connection with corporate governance disputes and shareholder activism campaigns

  • Represented clients in non-public FINRA and LCIA arbitrations

  • Represented clients in non-public investigations conducted by the DOJ, NYAG, and other law enforcement agencies

  • Represented indigent criminal defendants, pro bono, under the Criminal Justice Act


  • Columbia University, J.D., 2015 (James Kent Scholar; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; Simon H. Rifkind Prize; Managing Editor, Columbia Human Rights Law Review)
  • Columbia University, B.A., Film Studies and Political Science, 2012
  • Judicial clerk to the Honorable William F. Kuntz, II, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 2016
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings, LLC), “Ones to Watch,” Administrative/Regulatory Law (New York), 2023
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • Note, Legally Present, But Not Yet Legal: The State Attorney General’s Role in Securing Public Benefits for Childhood Arrivals, 46 Colum. Hum. Rts. L. Rev. 340 (2014)