Ryan P. Goodwin

Ryan P. Goodwin

Director, Business & Commercial Litigation

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In a career that has spanned private practice, corporate legal departments, and government, Mr. Goodwin has experience handling a wide range of complex matters, including commercial business disputes, regulatory enforcement actions, white collar defense, licensing issues, and state and federal appellate litigation. He also conducts internal corporate investigations and addresses regulatory compliance and risk mitigation.

Mr. Goodwin has a wealth of experience in the healthcare arena in particular, having served in leadership positions at both acute care and long-term care companies. Most recently, Mr. Goodwin served as Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel to CareOne, a nationwide healthcare continuum that operates more than 60 post-acute nursing and assisted living facilities, long-term acute care hospitals, hospice providers, and a long-term care pharmacy company. He was also Deputy General Counsel at University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, a leading academic medical center and Level 1 trauma center. In those roles, he counseled executive management on litigation strategy, risk mitigation, regulatory compliance, corporate governance, and federal and state government affairs. He also provided strategic and transactional guidance concerning HIPAA privacy and security, anti-kickback and false claims act laws, and healthcare licensing, and performed and managed internal investigations.

Mr. Goodwin also assists clients in matters of public policy and administrative rulemaking, having held positions in both state and federal government. He served as Senior Policy Advisor and Assistant Counsel in the Office of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, where he counseled the Governor on legal, regulatory, and legislative matters related to healthcare, insurance, social services, and banking. He also coordinated the passage of a dozen new laws to combat the opioid epidemic, for which he received recognition and was included on the New Jersey Law Journal’s “New Leaders of the Bar” list. Earlier in his career, he was communications director and legislative aide to U.S. Representative Christopher H. Smith (NJ-04).

Mr. Goodwin served as a law clerk to the Hon. Paul B. Matey of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and is a member of the Supreme Court Historical Society.



Syracuse University College of Law (J.D., cum laude)

The Catholic University of America (B.A.)

Professional Admissions

State of New Jersey

State of New York

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Supreme Court of the United States

Judicial Clerkship(s)

Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Paul B. Matey, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 2019 – 2020

Civic/Charitable Activities

Syracuse University College of Law Alumni Association, 2019 – present
Trenton Psychiatric Hospital Board of Trustees, 2018 – 2019
New Jersey State Medical Assistance Advisory Council, 2017 – 2019
New Jersey Supreme Court Ad Hoc Committee on Domestic Violence, 2015 – 2016

Legal Employment

Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, CareOne, 2022 – 2023

Associate, Lowenstein Sandler LLP, Roseland, NJ, 2020 – 2022

Deputy General Counsel, University Hospital, Newark, NJ, 2016 – 2019

Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Governor Chris Christie, Trenton, NJ, 2015 – 2016; Assistant Counsel, 2012 – 2015