Mr. Goodwin is one of the nation’s leading insurance coverage practitioners, ranked in the highest tier by Chambers USA both nationally and in California. The leading legal directory described him as “one of the strongest players around in contentious insurance cases” and “a world-class litigator and an expert in insurance disputes.” He has also been recognized by Law360 as one of the country’s top three “most valuable players” in the insurance practice area.
With more than 30 years of experience representing corporate policyholders in insurance coverage disputes and litigation, his practice runs the gamut of insurance issues, including major property damage and business interruption losses, errors and omissions, cyber risk, fidelity, crime, financial guarantee, and director and officer claims, offshore, and onshore construction insurance disputes, and marine, products liability and environmental insurance matters. Mr. Goodwin has served as a party arbitrator or counsel for a party in insurance arbitrations in the U.S., the UK, Bermuda, and Singapore. He also is a highly experienced appellate advocate who has argued more than 50 appeals.
Mr. Goodwin has served as an adjunct professor at University of California at Berkeley Law School, where he taught courses on insurance law.