Associate Vice President
Tommy Goodman is an Associate Vice President at The Cohen Group. Since joining the firm in 2011, Mr. Goodman has advised clients on political, legal, and regulatory factors that impact their interests, supporting with strategy development, market due diligence, government affairs, relationship-building and profile-raising. He works with both large and small companies across a wide range of industries and geographies. Mr. Goodman has a particular focus on Latin America, with significant assistance in Cuba and Mexico.
Previously, Mr. Goodman worked as an attorney in both the private and public sectors. He was an associate in the Washington, DC office of Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, where his practice focused on government investigations and enforcement actions arising out of the Foreign Corrupt Practice Act and US export controls laws. Within the federal government, he participated in the Honors Attorney program at the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) and worked at the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the US Department of Justice.
During law school, Mr. Goodman was an intern in the USDOT's Office of International Law and also completed an internship with the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL), an NGO in San Jose, Costa Rica, where he conducted research and provided litigation support for cases argued before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. Before entering law school, Mr. Goodman was a middle school teacher for nearly three years at the Lincoln School, an international K-12 institution in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Mr. Goodman received a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia. He also completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia, earning a Bachelor of Arts in English with a Spanish minor, and has studied at the Universitat de Valencia (Spain) and Regents College (London). He is fluent in Spanish and conversant in Portuguese.
Mr. Goodman is a member of the District of Columbia and Virginia bars.