Arianna Goodman is a Shareholder in Vedder Price’s Government Investigations & White Collar Defense group, who regularly represents individuals and corporations in matters involving the Department of Justice, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Medicare Fraud Strike Force, the Department of Defense and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Her practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, federal grand jury matters and regulatory proceedings, including enforcement actions.
Ms. Goodman has defended corporations and individuals in a variety of federal criminal matters alleging health care fraud, wire fraud, mail fraud, honest services fraud, securities fraud, tax violations, money laundering, anti-kickback allegations and bribery, including public and political corruption. She has extensive experience representing elected officials under indictment facing government investigation, and throughout internal investigations. She has led numerous internal investigations relating to regulatory compliance, internal accounting practices, financial crimes, campaign finance, employee misconduct, SEC reporting, violations of export laws and bribery. She has conducted internal investigations on behalf of universities, pharmaceutical companies, staffing companies, medical entities and physician groups.
In the health care industry, Ms. Goodman has represented physicians, hospitals, pharmacists, compounding pharmacies, dentists and marketers in investigations and prosecutions. She is a frequent speaker about issues related to health care fraud compliance, investigations and corresponding litigation.
Ms. Goodman has been named to The Best Lawyers in America® "Ones to Watch" list since 2021, and has been selected by her peers as a Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers “Rising Star” since 2017. Ms. Goodman is active in the profession and the community—including participating in the Fellows Program of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity and the 2021 Leadership Class of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers. She demonstrates a commitment to pro bono legal service in criminal defense matters including the Buried Alive Project—a non-profit organization that fights to free people sentenced to life without parole under federal drug laws. Ms. Goodman successfully obtained resentencing under compassionate release for two individuals serving life sentences in the Southern District of New York. She also serves on the Firm's Pro Bono Committee.
- University of Arkansas at Little Rock, J.D., 2014, magna cum laude
- University of Arkansas, B.A., 2010, magna cum laude
- Texas, 2018
- New Jersey, 2015
- Pennsylvania, 2014
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 2019
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 2019
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, 2019
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 2018
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2014
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2022
*Includes Ms. Goodman’s experience at previous firms.
- Successfully defended a pharmacist against conspiracy to commit health care fraud and anti-kickback charges in a four-week federal jury trial
- Successfully defended a state senator against federal bribery charges in a two-week federal jury trial
- Successfully negotiated pretrial diversion for a dentist accused of anti-kickback allegations
- Routinely represents physicians, pharmacists and marketers in health care fraud investigations and prosecutions
- Conducted internal investigation for university regarding allegations of improper accounting practices
- Represented major pharmaceutical company in a price-fixing investigation
- Represented government official in allegations of misappropriation of state and government finances
- Defended a doctor charged with health care fraud involving a hospice facility
- Successfully negotiated for a judge of elections to enter a diversionary program on one misdemeanor charge after being charged with numerous felonies, including fraud and voter intimidation during Pennsylvania's special election of the 197th legislative district
- Conducted internal investigation for corporation with allegations of embezzlement and misappropriation of funds by an executive
- Successfully negotiated resentencing of two juvenile lifers after Miller v. Alabama and Montgomery v. Louisiana
- Represented a healthcare executive in a federal sentencing with allegations of money laundering, healthcare fraud and corruption
- Defended individual in an insider trading investigation brought by the SEC