David, in partnership with his wife Sue, is the owner of the Goodfriend Group. A veteran of DC, David has had substantial experience in the executive and legislative branches and leverages his longstanding relationships to help advance your cause. Heralded for his outside-the-box thinking, David guides the rest of the team in developing the most creative and effective strategies for advocacy.
The midterm election that propelled Democrats to a majority in the House of Representatives revealed voter sentiment on a number of fronts that should inform the House Judiciary Committee’s first 100 days under its likely new leader, New York Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), including on antitrust and competition policy.
The lecture series is designed to help participants work across deep political divisions in order to foster productive deliberations about pressing issues.
Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats should continue their truth-out tradition when the Subcommittee on Antitrust holds an antitrust hearing October 3rd. Here are a few recommended questions:
David joined BTIG to discuss the expansion of Locast and what the future of the non-profit looks like.
David Goodfriend, of counsel to Weiner, Brodsky, Kider and former deputy staff secretary to President Bill Clinton, discusses the New York Times op-ed by an unidentified senior administration official that said some of President Donald Trump's closest advisers are working in secret to thwart his "more misguided impulses." He speaks with Bloomberg's David Westin and Shery Ahn on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power."
The European Commission’s (EC) recent antitrust case against Google for alleged anti-competitive behavior regarding the Android operating system raises important issues. It also raises questions.
David comments on AT&T Inc. getting clearance to buy Time Warner Inc. He speaks with Bloomberg's David Westin and Shery Ahn on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power."
The progressive answer to traditional media’s struggle to go digital and serve consumers with quality journalism should not be an act of Congress allowing newspapers to form a cartel, otherwise illegal under antitrust laws, to negotiate with online platforms.
Despite my credentials as a card-carrying Progressive Democrat who worked in the Clinton White House and supported Hillary Clinton for president, I have written here on Newsmax.com about why we Progressives can agree with Conservatives and join forces to push back on Big Media.
Background and Education
David Goodfriend is President of Goodfriend Government Affairs and Of Counsel to the law firm of Weiner Brodsky Kider PC in Washington, D.C. He is founder and Chairman of the non-profit consumer advocacy group, Sports Fans Coalition. He served as Deputy Staff Secretary to President William Jefferson Clinton; professional staff member to congressional committees chaired by Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI) and Charles B. Rangel (D-NY); and Media Legal Advisor to Commissioner Susan Ness at the Federal Communications Commission.
In the private sector, David was Vice President of Law and Public Policy at DISH Network and co-founder, EVP and General Counsel of Air America Radio. He has served as co-chairman of the Federal Communications Bar Association Legislation Committee. David was named by Multichannel News as one of the "40 under 40" and by Broadcasting & Cable as a "Fifth Estater." David is a frequent contributor to MSNBC, CNBC, Fox News, Al Jazeera America, and Sirius/XM. He also created and co-hosted for eight years "Left Jab" on Sirius/XM.
David received his J.D., cum laude, from The Georgetown University Law Center, where he served as an editor of the American Criminal Law Review, and his B.A, summa cum laude, from Beloit College. He is an adjunct professor at Georgetown Law in Communications and Technology Policy.