James Goodnow Biography

Named one of the “America’s Techiest Lawyers” in an American Bar Association Journal cover story, Goodnow is regarded by his legal peers and the media as a technology expert.

A Harvard Law grad who’s been featured on the cover of the American Lawyer Magazine for this thought leadership, Goodnow applies his personal passion for technology with his legal skills. He was a member of the legal team that secured one of the largest collected patent infringement judgments in United States history.

Goodnow has gained notoriety for his innovative uses technology in the law. Shortly after the iPad was released, Goodnow and his partners began using the device to present cases to opposing counsel with video, CGI, and interactive web-based technologies. This use of the iPad was so revolutionary that tech giant Apple reached out to Goodnow and selected him to be the first lawyer ever featured in one of its global commercials. Goodnow subsequently received accolades for his pioneering use of Google Glass, Apple Watch, 3D printers and biofeedback technologies in the law.

Goodnow has been hailed for his thought leadership in many of the hottest areas of technology law, including cybersecurity, data breach, privacy and social media. Because of this, Goodnow has emerged as a go-to source for reporters and editors looking to interview a lawyer who also is a technology expert. NBC News, CBS News, CNN, CNBC, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today and more have covered or turned to Goodnow to offer analysis and interpretation of technology in language that a tech novice can understand.

Because of the increased needs of clients, as well as the demand for attorneys who understand the law and technology, Goodnow and his team are paving the way for the public to navigate technology-related legal issues, including the following:

  • Cyber-hacking and data breach
  • Privacy laws
  • Identity theft
  • Social media law
  • Online defamation
  • Cyberbullying
  • Big Data
  • E-Discovery
  • SEO/SEM/Content Marketing legal concerns


  • Harvard Law School, JD -- Member of the Harvard Program on Negotiation and the Harvard Consortium on Global Leadership
  • Santa Clara University, BS -- Graduated first in his class, Phi Beta Kappa


  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois
  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
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