Stanford Law School, J.D., 2011
University of California, Irvine, B.A., 2005
Daily Journal, "Top Appellate Reversals of 2014" (2015)
+ Speaking Engagements
Moderator, "The In-House Counsel's Consumer Class Action Defense Checklist," ACC Washington Chapter 2nd Annual Business Summit (September 13, 2018)
+ Prior Affiliations
Willenken Wilson Loh & Delgado LLP, 2018-19
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, 2011-18
+ Bar Admissions
Admitted in California
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
United States District Court for the Central District of California
United States District Court for the Northern District of California
United States District Court for the Southern District of California
United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
Direct: (213) 335-7054
Justin Goodwin is an experienced litigator who has handled high-stakes litigation across a broad range of industries. His strategic, client-centered approach focuses on achieving results that are tailored to the specific needs of each client, whether that means securing a creative, early resolution or aggressively litigating to an appellate victory.
Justin specializes in complex commercial litigation and class action defense, with a focus on consumer and wage and hour class actions. Justin has represented Fortune 500 companies in bet-the-company litigation across a variety of industries, including technology, manufacturing, energy, retail, media, and automotive. In addition to defeating class certification in numerous California and nationwide class and collective actions, he has also tackled thorny cases involving trade secrets, defamation, and allegations of harassment by high-profile executives. Justin has also secured several key appellate victories, including a Ninth Circuit decision recognized as a “Top 5 Appellate Reversal of 2014” by the Daily Journal.
Justin maintains an active pro bono practice, recently obtaining asylum for a child fleeing persecution in Central America and securing a permanent restraining order for a victim of domestic violence.
In his spare time, Justin enjoys rock climbing, baseball, and camping with his two sons.