Ryan Goodland is an associate in Weil’s Complex Commercial Litigation practice. He focuses his practice on commercial, antitrust, corporate, and consumer disputes, including in the insurance and media and entertainment sectors.
Mr. Goodland has served on Weil teams representing Farmers Insurance Exchange and its affiliates in a variety of significant policyholder class actions alleging a variety of bad faith and contractual claims, and Panasonic in the cathode-ray tube price fixing multi-district litigation. He also currently serves on a Weil team that successfully negotiated the dismissal of CBS subsidiary Showtime from a putative, multi-district consumer class action arising out of the historic Manny Pacquiao/Floyd Mayweather boxing match.
Additionally, Mr. Goodland is active in the Firm’s pro bono practice, particularly on behalf of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, a non-profit cultural institution in Harlem.
Mr. Goodland received his B.A. from Rice University in 2007 and his J.D. with honors from the University of Texas School of Law in 2013. As a law student, he was the winner of the Pirkey Prize in the Austin Intellectual Property Lawyers Association Writing Competition and the winner of the Best Advocate award in the Locke Liddell & Sapp LLP Novice Mock Trial Competition.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Goodland was district and legislative director for a state legislator in the Texas House of Representatives, where he researched and drafted legislation relating to public health, energy and civil rights.