Throughout his time at Temple University Beasley School of Law, Noah Goodman knew that he wanted to advocate for those in need. As a law student, Mr. Goodman’s distinguished courtroom skills were recognized. He was the two-time barrister award winner for the top trial advocate and he received the highest distinction for his appellate advocacy. In 2016, Billy Penn named Mr. Goodman “Who’s Next” in the Philadelphia legal community. After graduating magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Mr. Goodman gained valuable trial and appellate experience at a distinguished large firm in Center City Philadelphia.
Mr. Goodman joined Raynes & Lawn to put his educational training and professional experiences to use on behalf of individuals and families who have suffered catastrophic emotional and physical harm. Since joining the firm in July 2018, Mr. Goodman has worked most closely with Stephen Raynes and Joe Traub with whom he has furthered his courtroom experience and honed his writing and research skills to help clients obtain advantageous results through settlement, arbitration, and at trial.
Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Mr. Goodman also researches and writes about collective bargaining issues in professional sports and advocates that various rules, regulations, and bylaws should be altered to improve player rights. This research has been nationally recognized as Mr. Goodman has been selected to present on multiple occasions at the Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture and the Society for American Baseball Research’s (“SABR”) National Convention.
Outside of the office, Mr. Goodman enjoys spending time with his wife, running and cycling, eating at Vernick Food & Drink, watching reruns of The Office and The West Wing, and being an engaged alum of Temple University Beasley School of Law.
The Evolution and Decline of Free Agency in Major League Baseball: How The 2012-2016 Collective Bargaining Agreement Is Restraining Trade
Sports Lawyers Journal, Spring 2016
Dating back to the 1870s, in professional baseball’s infancy, the relationship between the owners and players was quarrelsome. Over the years, that relationship has not materially changed. Notably, more labor disputes have emerged in Major League Baseball (MLB) than in any other professional sport in the United States. The tension between the players and owners is the product of almost a century of absolute owner control over the players through the use of the notorious reserve clause.
Earlier Free Agency Essential for Age-Reliant MLB Market
Sports Business Journal, November 2017
In fall 2015, David Price, a 30-year-old free agent, signed a seven-year contract with the Boston Red Sox worth $217 million. Less than a week later, Zack Greinke, a 32-year-old free agent, signed a six-year contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks worth $206 million. Despite the size of these contracts, their significance is noteworthy for another reason: Free agency in Major League Baseball is antiquated and serves as a restraint on trade.