Dan has extensive experience representing individuals and businesses facing white collar investigations and enforcement proceedings, including writing pleadings and briefs for federal and state cases.
He provides clients with expert counsel in complex commercial litigation and construction disputes, and has written amicus briefs before several courts.
Early Life and Education
Dan Goodrich hails from Endicott, New York and attended Union Endicott High School. He is the son of Donald and Marian Morgan Goodrich and has one daughter, Callen Denton and two grandchildren – Paden and Rogue – to his name. In his youth he joined the LDS Church where he served an honorable mission in Anaheim California before becoming a skilled cabinet maker and scuba diver.
He earned his Bachelor of Behavioral Science at the University of Minnesota in 1974 and since has served on our Appellate practice team drafting robust amicus briefs to state and federal courts including Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Prior to this career he served in Air Force at all levels from Wing, Major Command and Staff levels.
Dan’s expertise lies in complex commercial litigation and white collar defense. He frequently represents his clients during government investigations and enforcement proceedings in federal and state courts across the U.S. He possesses experience drafting pleadings and briefs, managing depositions, conducting witness interviews and taking depositions – his client base includes construction, real estate and healthcare systems among others.
He has provided guidance to numerous public companies on mergers, acquisitions and restructurings – including initial public offerings (IPOs). His practice also involves providing advice to multinationals regarding international tax matters as well as structuring transactions to avoid U.S. and foreign taxes.
Current: Co-Head of Proskauer’s Global Private Equity and M&A Group and Member of Latin America Practice Group. He has been recognized by Law360 as a “Rising Star” as well as by IFLR 1000 as a top M&A lawyer.
Achievement and Honors
Brigadier General Dan Goodrich serves as Director for C4ISR Integration at Headquarters U.S. Air Force in Washington, DC and is accountable for advocating C4ISR as an integral force multiplier by combining air, space, cyber capabilities into integrated warfighting operations at an operational level.
He began his military career at the Air Force Academy, serving in various positions at wing, major command, and Air Staff levels. Additionally, he completed both Squadron Officer School and National War College training.
He has won two dozen Pulitzer Prizes – journalism’s highest accolade – for in-depth investigations and war-zone photography. Additionally, his work has garnered numerous other honors, such as SDSU students being recognized with an Aztec Pride Award given out annually for their efforts towards building pride and tradition on campus.
Goodrich is a passionate cook who takes immense pleasure in sharing his delicious creations with family and friends. With an unparalleled passion for cooking, he excels at crafting international-themed cuisine.
Mr. Smith also served as a judicial law clerk to Associate Justices Elspeth B Cypher and Joseph M Ditkoff of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, performing research and drafting opinions on complex civil legal matters. Additionally, he provided assistance for indigent pro se litigants at Massachusetts Appeals Clinic with all types of civil legal disputes.
He is an engaged member of his community, serving on the board of Mid-Atlantic Teen Challenge’s faith-based rehabilitation facility for nine years and spending quality time with his children and grandchildren.
Goodrich is estimated to have amassed an estimated net worth of over $21.6 Million dollars. He is an esteemed attorney specializing in commercial transaction and litigation law, particularly related to real estate and corporate matters. Furthermore, Goodrich supports at-risk students through his involvement with Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation while in his free time he enjoys playing guitar and reading.
Minnesota native who was immersed in music as part of his upbringing. Influenced particularly by The Replacements and Bob Dylan. Since 2009 he has made 4 trades of Synovus stock valued at over $21,629,873, possessing more than 100,000 units worth over this amount as of 24 July 2013. Out of this total he has sold less than 10,000 shares.