Alan Goodman is a partner in the New Orleans office and his practice has included all areas and types of litigation, including complex commercial matters and bankruptcy.
Alan is also certified as a mediator and his reputation in mediation can best be summarized by quoting other attorneys: “Conciliator with an uncanny ability to make peace in very acrimonious and often high stakes disputes... combination of competence, ethical standards, and peacemaking abilities are rare.” Again “Ethics and professionalism are unquestioned...courteous and dignified...an effective mediator. His views about the respective merits of a case are considered seriously by all parties to a mediation.” Again: “Academic record is stellar ...abilities are unquestioned...integrity is beyond reproach...is a problem solver and is able to come up with a creative way to solve complicated legal problems.”
Alan’s professional activities have included serving as an adjunct professor at Tulane Law School; serving as chairman and vice-chairman of various committees and subcommittees of the American Bar Association; being active in a leadership role locally and nationally in the Anti-Defamation League (e.g., Regional Board Chairman; Vice-Chairman, National Legal Affairs Committee; National Executive Committee); and serving on Governors’ and Mayors’ task forces and trade missions. He is a member of the bars of Louisiana and Washington, D.C.
A native of New Orleans, Alan graduated from Newman High School as the Second Honor Student (and was All-State in basketball) and thereafter attended Tulane University on a basketball scholarship and graduated cum laude.
He graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. where he served as the Articles Editor for the Georgetown Law Journal and was selected as “Best Editor” of the Law Journal.
He served as a law clerk for the Honorable Charles Fahy on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and practiced law at Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C. for four years before returning home to New Orleans in 1975.
Alan has been recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers; Best Lawyers in America®; and Louisiana Super Lawyers®. He has also been named in “Top Lawyers of New Orleans” and “Top 50 Attorneys in New Orleans” and is a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America.
Alan has been married to Sherrie since 1972 and has four children.