Justin Goodyear


Goodyear, Justin

Justin Goodyear focuses his practice on white collar enforcement, internal investigations and other litigation matters. His background as a prosecutor of securities fraud and FCPA cases enables him to assist clients with responding to government investigations, preparing for litigation and developing policies and training programs to enhance compliance. His recent representative engagements include:

  • Represented the Audit Committee of a transportation company in an accounting investigation.
  • Represented a global manufacturing company in an FCPA investigation.
  • Represented an investment bank in connection with a FINRA inquiry into trading practices.
  • Represented multiple individuals in connection with an FCPA investigation into a healthcare products company.
  • Assisted a large commercial bank in entering into resolutions with the DOJ, FINRA, OCC and the Fed concerning the operation of its anti-money laundering program.
  • Represented a US financial services firm in a securities fraud investigation relating to underwriting of residential mortgage-backed securities.
  • Advised a financial services firm on FCPA compliance.
  • Represented a US financial services firm in an insider trading investigation.
  • Represented a mining company employee in connection with a DOJ and SEC FCPA investigation.
  • Represented a European investment company in an FCPA investigation.
  • Conducted a risk assessment for a company entering the Chinese market.
  • Represented a US custodian bank in a state court action in which plaintiffs asserted breach of fiduciary duty, Uniform Securities Act and other claims arising out of securities lending practices during the 2008-2009 credit crisis.

From 2010 to 2015, Mr. Goodyear was a trial attorney in the Securities and FCPA Units of the Fraud Section of the US Department of Justice (DOJ). During that time he led multiple global investigations into possible FCPA violations by major companies, oversaw a securities fraud investigation into a broker-dealer that resulted in a guilty plea and a multi-million dollar resolution and investigated matters related to insider trading violations and stock market price manipulation. Mr. Goodyear also tried criminal Ponzi scheme and Medicare fraud cases.

Prior to joining the DOJ, Mr. Goodyear worked as an associate at another New York law firm. He previously served as a law clerk for the Honorable Robert A. Katzmann of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Honorable Naomi Reice Buchwald of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Publications & News


February 7, 2017

Global Anti-Bribery Year-in-Review: 2016 Developments and Predictions for 2017

The past year was consequential for FCPA enforcement in numerous respects, including blockbuster penalties, new policy initiatives, and the SEC's first DPA with an individual for FCPA violations.

February 2, 2016

Global Anti-Bribery Year-in-Review: 2015 Developments and Predictions for 2016

Among other significant developments, 2015 saw the U.S. Department of Justice (the “DOJ” or the “Department”) document a policy priority of holding individuals accountable for corporate wrongdoing. This policy was laid out in the “Yates Memorandum”—announced by Deputy Assistant Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates—and related changes the DOJ made to the U.S. Attorney’s Manual.

September 10, 2015

DOJ Outlines New Policy Regarding White Collar Cases Against Individuals

The Department of Justice has released a new policy intended to further the Department’s effort to hold individuals accountable for corporate wrongdoing. 

September 2, 2015

Preserving the Corporate Privilege in Internal Investigations: DC Circuit Clarifies Scope of the Privilege in Important Series of Decisions

For the second time in just over a year, the DC Circuit granted the extraordinary remedy of a writ of mandamus to protect a company’s assertion of privilege over materials relating to an internal investigation.


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JD, Columbia Law School, 2002, Notes Editor, Columbia Law Review

AB, Government, cum laude, Harvard University, 1995

Bar Admissions

New York


The Hon. Robert A. Katzmann, US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2004 - 2005

The Hon. Naomi Reice Buchwald, US District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2002 - 2003

Government Experience

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