Benjamin Goodman


Education and Clerkships

J.D., University of Texas at Austin School of Law, 2015, High Honors; Order of the Coif; Chancellors; Morgan L. Pearce Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Law; Editorial Board, Associate Recent Developments Editor, Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law

B.A., Political Science and French, Vanderbilt University, 2011

  • Judicial Intern to the Honorable Judge Lynn N. Hughes, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, July–August 2013


Texas, 2015

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas




Benjamin Goodman practices in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group with tireless dedication, attention to detail and a client-first approach. He focuses on securities, healthcare and False Claims Act litigation, while also navigating clients through internal and government investigations. Benjamin’s practice extends beyond white collar litigation and investigations to commercial and products liability disputes.

Benjamin gained valuable trial experience volunteering as a prosecutor for the City of Arlington, where he obtained guilty verdicts in all nine of his jury trials. He cultivated cases from start to finish, conducting the factual investigation and witness interviews, voir dire, opening and closing arguments, direct and cross examinations, and more.

In law school, Benjamin served as the Associate Recent Developments Editor for the Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law. He also devoted his time each week to Youth Court, an organization committed to teaching children about the legal system and reducing the school-to-prison pipeline in low-income communities. Benjamin's hard work earned him inclusion in the Order of the Coif and Texas Law’s most prestigious honor society, Chancellors.

Prior to law school, Benjamin furthered his ability to understand and solve client needs while doing reputation consulting and crisis management for Fortune 50 clients at an Austin-based firm.

Professional and Community Activities

  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • American Bar Association, Sections of Litigation, Health Law, and Antitrust

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • "Securities Litigation 2015 Year in Review," co-author, Haynes and Boone, LLP publication, February 18, 2016.
  • "The Supreme Court Decides Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez: Mere Offer of Relief Does Not Moot Claims," co-author, Haynes and Boone client alert, January 21, 2016.
  • “Recent Developments in Texas, United States, and International Energy Law,” contributor, Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law, Volume 10.1 and 10.2.
  • “Temporary Emergency Jurisdiction Under the UCCJEA: The Bermuda Triangle of Child Custody Determinations,” State Bar Section Report: Family Law, Spring 2014, at 13.
  • “The Evolving Landscape of Cybersecurity Disclosures,” contributor, American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Securities Litigation, July 16, 2013.

Year in Review


False Claims Act Year in Review 2016

The False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. §§ 3729, et seq. (FCA) continued to be a significant focus of government and whistleblower activity in 2016. This Year in Review highlights several key developments.

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