Business 100 – 2017

Thomas Goodwin/McCarter & English

Tom Goodwin is a partner at McCarter & English and practices in the areas of commercial litigation, franchise and distribution, unfair competition, restrictive covenants, and product liability. Additionally, Tom chairs the firm’s franchise and distribution law group.

Tom was born in Dublin and later attended Fordham University where he earned his B.S. and J.D., was a three-time MVP and captain of the soccer team, and is a member of the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame. He is director of the Ireland-U.S. Council and the Children’s Medical & Research Foundation at Crumlin Children’s Hospital in Dublin.

“Being Irish means I will always have two homes,” he says. “The home I made here in the U.S. where I established a family, and the home I left behind physically but that I always hold dear in my heart. It also means I never forget that America is a nation of immigrants and a beacon to many seeking to improve their lives, and those of their children.” Tom and his wife, Elaine, reside in New York and have three children – Ernie, Brendan, and Jennifer – and eight grandchildren.