Laura Goodall

Senior Associate

Goodall, Laura

Laura Goodall has a diverse practice ranging from civil litigation to regulatory matters. Her practice focuses on representing companies and individuals in complex litigation, class actions lawsuits and government enforcement actions. Ms. Goodall also litigates US constitutional issues in her active pro bono practice. 

In addition, Ms. Goodall regularly publishes articles on art law and cultural heritages issues. At Columbia University, Ms. Goodall was executive director and director of public relations for the Columbia Ballet Collaborative. Ms. Goodall also previously worked as a judicial intern for the Honorable Gary A. Feess of the US District Court for the Central District of California.

Publications & News


August 2, 2017

Ninth Circuit Applies the Holocaust Expropriated Art Recovery Act of 2016 to Revive Previously Dismissed Nazi-Era Art Appropriation Case

On July 10, 2017, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit became the first circuit court to apply the six-year statute of limitations from the Holocaust Expropriated Art Recovery Act of 2016 (HEAR Act). In Cassirer v. Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Found., 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 12265 (9th Cir. Cal. July 10, 2017), the Ninth Circuit revived a Nazi-era art appropriation case that the district court had dismissed in 2015, after finding the plaintiffs' claims to a Camille Pissaro painting to be timely under the HEAR Act, and finding triable issues of fact—principally under Spanish law—regarding transactions involving the painting.

July 13, 2017

Hobby Lobby Forfeits Thousands of Ancient Iraqi Artifacts, Pays $3M, and Admits Fault to Settle Civil Forfeiture Action

The US government's settlement with Hobby Lobby on July 5, 2017 is part of its broader effort to combat trafficking in looted antiquities from the war-torn Middle East and to reduce market demand for such objects by punishing participants in the black market. This WilmerHale Client Alert was republished on NYU Law's Compliance & Enforcement blog.

December 13, 2016

Civil Rights Groups Sue Caltrans to Stop Illegal Raids Against California's Homeless

According to a lawsuit filed today by civil rights groups, the California Department of Transportation is violating the constitutional rights of homeless people by confiscating and destroying their property in ongoing sweeps.

April 12, 2016

Context Is Everything: Evaluating Different Approaches Toward Attorneys’ Fees Awards Under Copyright Act in Light of Supreme Court Review

An article by Natalie Hanlon Leh and Laura Goodall, published in Bloomberg BNA's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal, looks at relevant data for attorneys' fees awards in copyright law and provides a comparison and contrast to the attorneys' fees award standards and considerations in patent and trademark law.

February 2, 2015

"We Intend to Resolve the Ambiguities": The SEC Issues Some Surprising Guidance on Fraud Liability in the Wake of Janus

An article by Matthew Martens, Michael Mugmon, Jaclyn Moyer, Timothy Perry and Laura Goodall, published in Bloomberg BNA's Securities Regulation & Law Report on February 2, 2015.

January 27, 2015

Global Anti-Bribery Year-in-Review: 2014 Developments and Predictions for 2015

The year 2014 witnessed several notable developments in the enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. In Global Anti-Bribery Year-in-Review: 2014 Developments and Predictions for 2015, WilmerHale attorneys discuss notable trends and developments in 2014, and look ahead to possible trends in 2015.


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JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2014, Articles Editor, Journal of Constitutional Law

BA, Hispanic Studies, magna cum laude, Columbia University, 2011

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