DonaldGoodson (Don)


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Don Goodson focuses on appellate advocacy and dispositive motion practice in federal and state courts.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Don served as a law clerk to Associate Justices Anthony M. Kennedy and John Paul Stevens (Ret.) of the U.S. Supreme Court, to Chief Judge Robert A. Katzmann of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and to Judge Alison J. Nathan of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. He also practiced law at a prominent New York law firm, where he worked primarily on antitrust, art law, and general commercial litigation matters and represented individuals seeking political asylum in pro bono cases.


  • Five public defender offices file amicus brief in cases raising questions related to trial courts' reliance on other courts' Frye rulingsJones Day filed an amicus brief on behalf of five public defender offices serving indigent clients in New York City to assist the New York Court of Appeals as it considered the circumstances under which and the extent that courts may rely on other courts' Frye admissibility rulings.
  • Pharmaceutical company defends putative securities fraud class actionJones Day represents a pharmaceutical company, along with current and former officers, in a putative securities fraud class action arising from announcements the company made related to three different drugs in development or on the market, which the plaintiff claims together caused the company's stock to drop 40 percent.
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