Jack Goodman, former senior VP/general counsel of the National Assn. of Broadcasters, has joined the communications and e-commerce department of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr in its Washington, D.C., office.
During his 14 years at the NAB, Goodman advised the association and its members on a wide range of regulatory developments. He was principal counsel during the legislative processes leading to the Cable Act of 1992 and the Telecommunications Act of 1996. He also assisted the radio and television broadcast industries on major licensing, regulatory and spectrum-allocation policy matters before the Federal Communications Commission.
Prior to joining the NAB, Goodman was a partner at Pierson, Ball & Dowd, specializing in communications law and appellate litigation. He spent 13 years in private practice, becoming the principal appellate litigator for the firm and serving as lead attorney on a number of Supreme Court cases.
Goodman received his B.A. at Johns Hopkins University in 1972 and his J.D. at the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1975. From 1975 to 1976, he served as law clerk to Judge John D. Butzner Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.