Overview

Brian Goodrich is a regulatory attorney in Holland & Knight's Washington, D.C., office. Mr. Goodrich possesses significant experience defending clients in consumer protection regulatory investigations. He also is well-versed in developing effective regulatory compliance programs and navigating the array of regulations and laws applicable to financial institutions that advertise and offer consumer financial services and products.

As a member of Holland & Knight's Consumer Protection Defense and Compliance Team, Mr. Goodrich has defended multiple clients subject to investigations and inquiries by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and state attorneys general and consumer protection-oriented agencies. He has advised clients on how to develop robust compliance management systems, and conducted advertising and compliance reviews. Mr. Goodrich also has advocated on behalf of clients before CFPB policymakers, including the CFPB's Project Catalyst Initiative.

Mr. Goodrich has an intimate and working knowledge of multiple federal and state consumer protection statutes, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (including unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts or practices, aka UDAAPs), Federal Trade Commission Act (FTCA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Credit Repair Organizations Act (CROA), Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) and Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA).

Mr. Goodrich assists clients minimize their risk profile by helping them proactively understand and assess practices that may create exposure to governmental enforcement actions. He works with clients to develop, implement, and enhance corporate compliance programs designed to limit such risk. Mr. Goodrich actively monitors and assesses regulatory developments in the ever-evolving consumer protection space in order to provide clients with targeted, forward-thinking, and practical counsel.

Mr. Goodrich also utilizes his regulatory skills to assist higher education clients. As a member of the firm’s education team, Mr. Goodrich has advised multiple higher education institutions on issues relating to Department of Education (DOE) regulations, including DOE’s ban on incentive compensation.

During law school, Mr. Goodrich was the editor-in-chief of the Boston University International Law Journal. In addition, Mr. Goodrich participated in the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court competition, in which his team won the First Place Memorial Award.

Credentials

Education
  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • American University, B.A., magna cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Publications

Speaking Engagements