Jake Goodman is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins.

Mr. Goodman advises public and private companies covering a number of domestic and cross-border transactions. His experience, in part, includes debt and equity financing transactions, initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters across a variety of industries.

Mr. Goodman received his JD from Cornell Law School with honors. While in law school, Mr. Goodman served as a notes editor on the Cornell Law Review. Mr. Goodman was also published in Volume 105 of the Cornell Law Review, publishing a note titled, Extending U.S. v. Mendoza: Why Defensive Nonmutual Issue Preclusion is Unavailable Against the Federal Government, which covers a matter of complex civil procedure. Mr. Goodman served as a law clerk in the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland and was a summer associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, prior to joining Latham full-time.

Mr. Goodman received his undergraduate degree from Temple University, graduating with honors and as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society.

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia


  • JD, Cornell Law School, 2020
    with Honors
  • BA in Political Science, Temple University, 2015
    with Honors, Phi Beta Kappa