About David

Principal

 
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Role

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. 



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.