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Alan S. Goudiss

Shearman & Sterling LLP

New York, NY, USA

Alan S. Goudiss


  • Emory University School of Law, J.D., 1987
  • Georgetown University, School of Foreign Services, B.S.F.S., 1984

Mr. Goudiss, a partner in the Litigation Group, joined the firm in 1987 and became a partner in 1996. His practice includes a wide range of commercial, securities, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions litigation and advice. Mr. Goudiss is a member of the firm’s Sports Group.

Related Practices Industries & Focus Areas
  • Litigation
  • Financial Institutions Advisory &
  • Financial Regulatory
  • Sports
  • Co-author, “The Business Strategy Immunity: Nuts and Bolts,” (Practising Law Institute), 2011
  • Co-author, “Risky business: The Cadbury-Kraft merger showed that US courts are not intent on resolving disputes arising under English law,” International Financial Law Review, February 2011
  • Contributor and panelist, 27TH ANNUAL FEDERAL SECURITIES INSTITUTE (West Legalworks/The Florida Bar Business Law Section) February 2009
  • Co-author, “Taking Soured M&A Deals to Court,” New York Law Journal, Aug. 25, 2008
  • Co-author, “The ‘Caremark’ Decision,” The National Law Journal, Aug. 20, 2007
  • Co-author, “Emerging Communications: Directors Found Liable for $148 Million in Squeeze-Out Transaction,” The M&A Lawyer, June 2004
  • Contributor, “The Ties That Bind — The Changing Definition Of Director Independence,” D&O Advisor, Fall 2003 (2004 Burton Award winner)
  • Co-author, “Recent Case Law on the Attorney-Client Privilege and In- House Counsel: More — and Less — than Meets the Eye,” American Bar Association, 1998
  • Co-author, “Federal and State Securities Law Litigation: Fundamentals and Recent Developments,” First Annual Civil Litigation Institute (Practising Law Institute), 1997
  • Co-author, “Hostile Takeovers in the 90’s,” New York Law Journal, Dec. 11, 1995
  • Court TV, March 2004 (Jayson Williams trial)
  • ESPN, July 2003 (Kobe Bryant case)

New York (state and federal)

  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
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Alan S. Goudiss is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Delaware Supreme Court Limits Stockholder Ratification Defense for Director Compensation Decisions (December 21, 2017) - Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2018, Monday, April 16, 2018

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