Foley Hoag LLP today announced the appointment of Ronald E.M. Goodman as Managing Partner of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. In this role, Goodman will play a pivotal part in continuing the firm’s strategic growth in Washington.
Widely known in international law circles, Goodman will help grow Foley Hoag’s office in Washington by recruiting new lawyers, expanding its current practices and launching new practice areas that align with current firm strengths. In this role he will work closely with the firm’s Executive Committee and Co-Managing Partners, Adam P. Kahn and William R. Kolb.
"Ron has been a leader in growing the Washington office since he joined Foley Hoag,” said Kahn. “He has earned enormous respect in the legal community, and we are confident that Ron’s talents will assist the firm to continue to attract top-flight legal talent in Washington.”
Foley Hoag has maintained a Washington office for decades and moved to substantially larger space in 2013 to support current and future growth initiatives. Several of the firm’s most prominent practices have substantial presences in Washington, including Healthcare, led by partner Thomas Barker; Corporate Social Responsibility, led by partner Gare A. Smith; and International Litigation and Arbitration, co-chaired by Goodman and partner Paul S. Reichler. Goodman will maintain his position as Co-Chair of the International Litigation and Arbitration Practice. In that position, he was instrumental in helping the firm open its Paris office in 2011.
“Expanding our presence in Washington is a priority for the firm,” said Kolb. “We look forward to continued strategic growth while ensuring that we never lose sight of providing outstanding service to our clients.”
Goodman joined Foley Hoag in 2007 from Winston & Strawn, where he co-chaired the International Arbitration Group. Prior to that, he was a partner in the Washington and Paris offices of White & Case, and opened that firm’s Johannesburg office. He is ranked by Chambers & Partners as one of the top lawyers in Latin American arbitration.
Goodman will continue to maintain an active legal practice focusing on international arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, especially commercial, investor-state, project, energy, and construction matters. Goodman holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University and a law degree from the Columbia University School of Law. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in government cum laude from Cornell University.
“I am grateful for the confidence the firm has expressed in me with this position,” Goodman said. “I look forward to helping Foley Hoag grow strategically in Washington.”