Overview

Brian Goodrich is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Dallas office. Mr. Goodrich's practice spans both regulatory and litigation matters, primarily in the financial services and education industries.

As a member of Holland & Knight's Consumer Protection Defense and Compliance Team, Mr. Goodrich possesses significant experience defending clients in consumer protection regulatory investigations, 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. He 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.

Mr. Goodrich regularly assists financial services clients engaged in product development to analyze and understand potential regulatory compliance obligations, as well as to develop practical and efficient regulatory risk mitigation strategies. He 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. He also is well-versed in advising on unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts or practices (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 actively monitors and assesses regulatory developments in the ever-evolving consumer protection space to provide clients with targeted, forward-thinking and practical counsel.

In addition, Mr. Goodrich utilizes his regulatory skills to assist the firm's higher education clients. As a member of Holland & Knight's Education Team, he has represented multiple higher education institutions in connect with appeals of Final Audit Determinations issued by the U.S. Department of Education (ED). He also regularly advises institutions on various issues relating to ED regulations, including ED's ban on incentive compensation.

Finally, Mr. Goodrich rounds out his practice with federal and state litigation experience in a wide range of matters involving breach of contract, real estate disputes and consumer protection claims.

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

Not yet admitted to Texas Bar; admitted to Maryland and District of Columbia only and practicing under supervision of lawyers licensed to practice in Texas.

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