Benjamin Goodman is a litigator known for his client-first approach, tireless dedication, and strategic thinking. Whether representing financial institutions in a securities class action, a manufacturer in a consumer fraud case, or a healthcare services company in antitrust litigation, he understands that successfully serving clients requires understanding the big picture—his clients’ businesses and priorities—and not just the discrete legal issues at hand.
Benjamin’s civil and criminal practice spans an array of white collar and commercial matters representing public and private companies, individual executives and officers, and boards. He routinely represents clients in securities, antitrust, healthcare, and other fraud-related litigation, including class actions. He navigates clients through data and privacy decisions, internal investigations, and investigations by government entities like the DOJ, SEC, and state AG offices. Benjamin’s practice extends beyond white collar matters to all types of commercial disputes and product liability cases.
Benjamin argues critical motions in venues across the country, such as a motion to dismiss a class action in Texas federal court and an opposition to class certification in Virgin Islands territorial court. He also prepares successful case-dispositive motions, including a motion to dismiss a fraud case against a manufacturer of work tools and a motion for summary judgment on behalf of a popular retailer who was victimized by a data breach. Clients appreciate Benjamin’s sound judgment and reliability quarterbacking teams in complex matters—like parallel securities class actions, parallel antitrust class actions, and multi-jurisdictional product liability litigation.
As a Dallas native, Benjamin enjoys giving back to his local religious and non-profit communities. He serves on the firm’s pro bono committee, co-leads the firm’s partnership with the Katy Trail, and serves as a board member for The Sandlot Children’s Charity, which provides financial assistance to organizations that support kids with physical and intellectual disabilities.
- Dallas Bar Association
- Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
- American Bar Association, Sections of Litigation, Health Law, and Antitrust
- National Association of College and University Attorneys
- Board Member, The Sandlot Children's Charity
- Included in the "Ones to Watch" category of Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., 2021-2024
- Top Attorney Under 40, Cardozo Society, Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, 2018
- “Now You See It, Now You Don’t: What to Do About Ephemeral Data,” speaker, Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Law Conference, Institute for Law and Technology at The Center for American and Internal Law, September 11, 2019.
- “Emerging Issues with Ephemeral Data and Messaging Applications,” speaker, 2018 Essential Cybersecurity Law Conference, Houston, Texas, July 25, 2018.
- “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,” author, 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.
J.D., The University of Texas 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
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
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