At just 30-years old, Noah Goodman was able to advance the law by holding a corporation accountable for its wrongdoing. Mr. Goodman’s advocacy in that case persuaded the Superior Court of Pennsylvania that an emerging growth company had deliberately concealed its intention to implement a pre-IPO reverse stock split, to our client’s great detriment.
Mr. Goodman’s advocacy skills were honed at Temple University Beasley School of Law where he was recognized as the two-time barrister award winner for the top trial advocate, and he received the highest distinction for his appellate advocacy. After graduating magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Mr. Goodman gained valuable experience working at a distinguished law firm in Philadelphia. There, he served as co-counsel in two jury trials that resulted in favorable verdicts, and he was successful on an appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
In July 2018, 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 physical and emotional harm. Mr. Goodman’s practice includes birth injuries, complex torts, sexual assault, and civil rights and his representation is notable for making clients feel dignified, cared for, and respected. Since joining the firm, he has obtained advantageous results for clients by deposing corporate executives, arguing motions and appeals, establishing novel legal theories, brief writing, and serving as co-counsel at trial and arbitration.
Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Mr. Goodman has also researched and written about collective bargaining issues in professional sports. He has advocated 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 family, running, eating at Vernick Food & Drink, watching reruns of 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.