Saul B. Goodman

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Covington & Burling LLP
One CityCenter
850 Tenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001-4956
Tel: +1 202 662 5472



  • University of Virginia, J.D., 1978
    • Virginia Law Review, Editorial Board (1976- 1977)
    • Virginia Law Review, Executive Editor (1977-1978)
  • Yale University, B.A., 1975
    • cum laude

Judicial Clerkship

  • Hon. Carl McGowan, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, 1978-1979
  • Hon. Potter Stewart, U.S. Supreme Court, 1979-1980

Saul Goodman has more than thirty years of experience in representing policyholders on complex coverage matters. His practice focuses on assisting policyholders in the structuring of insurance recovery strategies, negotiating settlements, and resolving large claims. He has assisted policyholders in recovering more than $2 billion in insurance coverage for a wide array of claims and losses, including coverage for underlying asbestos, environmental, toxic tort, fiduciary, advertising, first-party property, securities, directors and officers, and errors and omissions claims and losses.

From 1997 to 2009, Mr. Goodman served as Chair of Covington's Policyholder Insurance Coverage Practice. In 2009, the practice group received exclusive top US national rankings from both Chambers and Legal 500, and UK national rankings in those publications, and received the Chambers USA Award for Excellence in Insurance, which is awarded annually to only one policyholder practice in the US.

Representative Matters

  • Represented Public Service Enterprise Group and affiliated companies regarding property insurance coverage for damage to electrical generating stations and transmission facilities due to Superstorm Sandy.
  • Represented Merck regarding negotiated resolution of coverage for Vioxx-related claims.
  • Represented Foster Wheeler LLC regarding coverage for asbestos-bodily injury claims.
  • Represented LTV Steel regarding coverage for environmental liabilities.
  • Represented the American Chemistry Council on coverage for toxic tort litigation.
  • Represented Biomet, Inc. regarding coverage related to multidistrict product liability litigation.

Honors and Rankings

  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers (2014-2015)
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers, Insurance Coverage (2014)
  • The Best Lawyers in America (2010-2016)
  • Legal 500 US (2013-2015)
  • Euromoney’s The Best of the Best USA (Insurance and Reinsurance) (2013-2015)
  • Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers (2013)

Publications and Speeches

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