Keith Goodwin is an associate in the Labor and Employment Practice Group in the firm's San Diego office.

Areas of Practice

Keith's practice focuses on representing employers before state and federal courts, arbitral tribunals, and administrative agencies in a wide variety of employment litigation matters, including trade secret misappropriation; discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful discharge claims; and both single plaintiff and class action wage and hour lawsuits. His experience includes representing public, private, and non-profit employers in an array of industries, including the telecommunications, healthcare, medical devices, media and marketing, management consulting, banking, financial services, entertainment, and retail industries.

Keith was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar at Columbia Law School, where he served as Notes Editor for the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law and published the Note “Protecting Architectural Forms as Traditional Cultural Expression? Why WIPO Should Go Back to the Drafting Table.”

While in law school, Keith externed for Judge Debra A. Livingston of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and for the New York City Law Department's Labor and Employment Law Division. Keith also interned for the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorneys’ Office for the Southern District of California.



  • “Forget $15 an hour, this legislation is worse,” Retailing Today, May 29, 2015
  • “The Future of Compelled Arbitration in Calif. Courts,” Law360, February 13, 2014
  • "Appellate Courts Shift Course on Certification," Daily Journal, January 9, 2014
  • “Calif.: New Law Expands Protections for Whistle-Blowers,” Society for Human Resource Management, December 16, 2013

Labor and Employment Law Blog Posts


  • “Lititigating Leave Law Claims: Discovery, Summary Judgment, Trial, and Attorney Fees,” in Employee Leave Laws: Compliance and Litigation


  • Connect: Communicate, Educate, Participate, 10.18.2017



State Bar of California - Labor and Employment Section

Los Angeles County Bar Association


J.D., Columbia Law School, 2013, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

B.A., California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, 2010, Summa Cum Laude


  • California
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
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