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 Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch in the Commercial Litigation and Criminal Defense: White Collar categories since 2021, and the Health Care Law category in 2024. She has also been selected by her peers as a Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers “Rising Star” since 2017. She was also recently recognized in Chambers USA 2023 as Up and Coming for Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations.
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 nonprofit 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. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2022
- 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
- Member, Dallas Association of Young lawyers 2021 Leadership Class
- Fellows Program, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
- Member, Health Care Compliance Association
- Member, Women’s White Collar Criminal Defense Association
- Associate, North Texas Federal Criminal Law American Inn of Court, 2022-2023
- Member, Dallas Bar Association
*Includes Ms. Goodman’s experience at previous firms.