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Daniel J. Goodrich


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Dan is a litigator who focuses his practice in all areas of commercial and business litigation including white collar defense and government investigations, complex commercial litigation, construction litigation and appellate representation. He has experience guiding clients through all stages of litigation, including drafting pleadings and briefs for federal and state court cases, handling all aspects of depositions, and conducting witness interviews. He represents clients in a variety of litigation matters including breach of contract, defamation and libel, commercial disparagement claims, government contracting, False Claims Act, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. His clients span industries, including government contracting, construction, real estate, health care systems, and hospitals.

Dan regularly helps to represent corporate clients and high profile individuals in government investigations and enforcement proceedings across a variety of federal and state courts, who are facing allegations of wire or mail fraud, corruption claims, insider trading and violations of the CAN-SPAM Act. As part of these teams, he handles data collection, document review, preparing and interviewing clients for deposition or trial, as well as managing communications with multiple government entities. Dan contributes to an active defamation practice at the firm, advising individuals, corporations, and businesses across all industry disciplines to protect their first amendment rights on a myriad of issues involving commercial speech, Internet law, advertising, copyright, and the fair-use doctrine.

In the construction space, Dan represents owners, contractors, and developers in both the public and private sectors in a wide range of construction-related issues including contract disputes, bidding issues, licensing disputes, job problems and delay claims. He has also worked with casinos and gaming organizations on contract claims, navigating state licensing regulations, and challenges in state court.

As a member of the firm’s Appellate Practice, Dan assists clients with drafting and submitting robust amicus curiae briefs to a variety of state and federal courts including the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. His most recent amicus brief was drafted on behalf of a non-profit focused on helping hospitals, healthcare systems and other care provide high quality, cost-effective and accessible healthcare, addressing the emergency restraint and hospitalization of persons posing risk of serious harm by reason of mental illness.

Dan also maintains an active pro bono practice and has counseled dozens of victims of domestic abuse seeking restraining orders. As part of this work, he handles witness interviews, affidavits, and court appearances on behalf of our clients, who oftentimes are in vulnerable or dangerous positions. He is also an active member of the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission’s Housing Committee, which engages in a range of related systemic reforms concerning the substantive practice of housing law.  

Prior to joining Mintz’s Litigation Practice, Dan was a judicial law clerk for Associate Justice Elspeth B. Cypher of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, where he performed research and drafted opinions for complex civil and criminal matters. He was also nominated and selected for a fellowship in the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Leadership Academy, and served as a fellow in the 2018–2019 class. 

From August 2016 through August 2018, Dan served as a judicial law clerk for Associate Justices Elspeth B. Cypher, Joseph M. Ditkoff, and Mary T Sullivan of the Massachusetts Appeals Court.

Earlier, he was a supervising attorney with the Massachusetts Civil Appeals Clinic, where he assisted more than 170 indigent pro se litigants with a variety of civil legal matters.

He began his legal career as a paralegal in Mintz’s Intellectual Property Practice.


  • Representing a multi-asset, clinical stage biopharmaceutical company in compliance and Foreign Corrupt Practice Act related matters regarding the donation of clinical studies equipment to its international partners.
  • Successfully represented executive at internet marketing company at federal jury trial.
  • Represented international multi-billion-dollar diversified supplier to the foodservice industry in complex, multi-jurisdictional breach of contract case against a global supplier of food processing technology. Obtained favorable multimillion dollar settlement for our client. 
  • Representing multi-million-dollar cork supply business in bet the company litigation against partner and cork supplier 
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News & Press

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Mintz is pleased to announce that 120 firm attorneys have been recognized as leaders by Best Lawyers® in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.

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Member Randy Jones and Associates Ryan Dougherty and Daniel Goodrich co-authored an article published in The Daily Journal analyzing Ciminelli v United States.

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Mintz has secured a favorable outcome for client Mark Manoogian, who was embroiled in a federal wire fraud and electronic mail fraud conspiracy prosecution.

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Recognition & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America "Ones to Watch": Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar (2024)

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  • Member, Massachusetts Law Review Editorial Board, Massachusetts Bar Association
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