Goudiss, Alan S.

Alan S. Goudiss

Alan S. 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.

Selected Experience

  • In re B/E Aerospace, Inc. Stockholders Litigation (Del. Ch. and S.D. Fla.) (successful resolution of stockholder claims arising out of merger) 
  • In re Metaldyne Performance Group, Inc. Stockholders Litigation (E.D. Mich.) (successful resolution of stockholder claims arising out of merger)
  • In re Artic Cat Inc. Stockholders Litigation (D. Minn.) (successful resolution of stockholder claims arising out of merger)
  • Ridler v. Hutchinson Technology Inc. (D. Minn.) (dismissal of Section 14(a) claim against financial advisor)
  • In re Zale Corporation Stockholders Litigation (Del. Ch.) (dismissal of aiding and abetting claim against financial advisor)

Selected Publications

  • Co-author, “Conducting An Effective Sports Investigation,” Inside The Minds: Understanding Sports Law, (Aspertore 2014)
  • Co-author, “The Challenges for Sellers in Obtaining Effective Remedies in M&A Transactions,” Mergers & Acquisitions Law Report (BNA), September 2012
  • 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

Media Appearances

  • “White Collar Investigations and Sports Law: Conducting an Effective Sports Investigation,” Thomson Reuters Webcast, December 2014, New York
  • Quoted by Law360 (2014 M&A Outlook) and Corporate Disputes: JAN-MAR 2014 (Options for directors in M&A litigation)
  • Court TV, March 2004 (Jayson Williams trial)
  • ESPN, July 2003 (Kobe Bryant case)


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



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