Jacob is an experienced trial lawyer who has successfully guided clients through all stages of litigation, including appeals, using effective strategies to address each client’s specific needs.
Jacob Goodelman is an associate in Haug Partners LLP’s Boston office. Mr. Goodelman has a broad range of complex commercial litigation and arbitration experience among a wide variety of subject areas including intellectual property, product liability, breach of contract, energy law, and employment law.
Prior to joining Haug Partners LLP, Mr. Goodelman was a litigator at a large national firm and served as Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Boston. Mr. Goodelman has tried numerous cases to verdict and has litigated matters before the Massachusetts Superior Court, Federal District Court of Massachusetts, First Circuit Court of Appeals, and Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.
Mr. Goodelman received his B.A. from Providence College and his J.D. cum laude from New England Law | Boston. At Providence College, Mr. Goodelman captained Providence’s Division 1 lacrosse team. While in law school, Mr. Goodelman twice received the New England Scholar Award given to students finishing in the top 10% of their class during an academic year. Additionally, Mr. Goodelman served as the communications editor on the New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement.
- Represented a Fortune 500 energy company in the acquisition of hundreds of miles of land for a large-scale energy infrastructure project.
- Defended a Boston based publication against claims of copyright infringement in Federal District Court. Lickerish, LTD. v. Metro Boston, LLC, 1:18-CV-11790
- Assisted a Fortune 500 company in the trial preparation of a products liability case. Rickards et. al. v. John Deere Co. et al., BCD-CV-15-79.
- Represented a life sciences company in a large-scale arbitration due to an alleged breach of contract by a major pharmaceutical manufacturer.
- Successfully defended a real estate valuation company from a former employee’s wrongful termination and gender discrimination claims. Lauren Miller v. Pro Teck Services, Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.
- Obtained summary judgment for a Boston Police Officer accused of wrongful arrest, illegal search and seizure, and false imprisonment. See published opinion at 2018 WL 2056152. Walker, Radcliffe v. Sergeant Douglas McGrath, et. al, 1:16-CV-11004-FDS
- Obtained a defense verdict for the City of Boston against a corporation alleging discrimination under the Federal Fair Housing Amendments Act. Safe Haven Sober Houses LLC et. al. v. City of Boston Inspectional Services Department, 08H84-CV-000054.
- Obtained three defense verdicts for the City of Boston in three separate trials alleging the City negligently maintained a public way pursuant to the road defect statute. Marion, Gary v. City of Boston, 2015-1-CV-970; Sarrouf, Daneil & Thomas Sarrouf v. City of Boston et al., SUCV2014-02669; Coronado, Sandra v. City of Boston, SUCV2012-02518.
- Successfully obtained the dismissal of multiple police officers against civil-rights claims in Federal Court. Franklin, Omar v. Boston Police Dept., Det. Merner, Det. Mason, 1:16-CV-10484-FDS.
- Successfully defended the Boston Police Department before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination against racial discrimination allegations in violation of Mass. Gen. Laws. ch. 272 § 98. Scott, Samson v. Boston Police Department, 16-BPA-03227.
- Assisted in the representation of Boston Public Schools throughout the United States Department of Justice’s investigation into allegations of racism at Boston Latin Academy.
- Obtained two separate defense verdicts for the City of Boston in two separate trials alleging the City acted negligently pursuant to the Massachusetts Torts Claim Act. Umudi, Vivian v. City of Boston, SUCV2013-00097; Haddad, Marion v. City of Boston, SUCV2014-01327.
- Successfully obtained a dismissal for the Mayor of Boston and thirteen City of Boston Councilors in an action brought by a plaintiff alleging the defendants engaged in unfair and deceptive acts. Moore, Christopher A. vs. Boston Water and Sewer et. al., SUCV2015-02831.
- Obtained a dismissal for the City of Boston in an action alleging racial discrimination claims brought by a Boston Firefighter in the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. Corwin, Christopher v. City of Boston Office of Human Resources, et. al., 16-BEM-00535.
- Wasson, Andrew, and Jacob Goodelman. “Understanding the FDA's Medical Products Clinical Trial Guidance amidst COVID-19.” Haug Partners, 4 Aug. 2020, www.haugpartners.com/article/understanding-the-fdas-medical-products-clinical-trial-guidance-amidst-covid-19/.
- J.D., Cum Laude, New England Law | Boston, 2015
- B.S., Providence College, 2011
- New York
- United States District Court of Massachusetts
- First Circuit Court of Appeals
- Boston Bar Association
- Federal Bar Association, Vice Chair Person of the Young Lawyers Division, 2016-2018