Business Litigation

Goodin MacBride handles business litigation from inception through trial and appeals. We are experienced in class actions and complex litigation involving multiple forums and related cases.


Our attorneys’ cases involve a range of legal issues, including securities fraud, antitrust, breach of fiduciary duty by corporate insiders, accounting malpractice, breach of contract, fraud, negligence, and various business torts. Building on the expertise of our regulatory law practice, Goodin MacBride attorneys have also represented property owners, service providers, resellers, and consumers in cases involving utility regulation, rate setting, public agency enforcement, and water rights.

Our clients include companies in industries such as computer software and hardware, medical device technology, telecommunications, energy, banking and investment, and hospitality. They range from multinational corporations to privately held startups; corporate officers, directors, and shareholders; bankruptcy trustees and creditors; and others seeking the vindication of rights in business litigation.

Our attorneys bring and defend cases in state and federal courts, including adversary cases in bankruptcy court, in California and throughout the United States and its possessions. In addition, the firm has extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution, including arbitrations and mediations.

Recent victories for plaintiffs include the settlement of a securities fraud class action for over $100 million, a judgment at trial in favor of an international semiconductor manufacturer, and an arbitration award in favor of a telecommunications reseller for the full amount of damages sought plus interest. On the defense side, we recently defeated motions for class certification in a products liability case, and obtained dismissal during trial of antitrust claims against a baked goods broker.


As of October 1, 2021, the law firm of Goodin, MacBride, Squeri & Day, LLP has dissolved its partnership. In order to reach any of the firm’s professionals in their current practices, please contact them through the information found below.

The following are all practicing as part of Downey Brand LLP, in its San Francisco office:

Thomas J. MacBride, Jr.
James D. Squeri
Michael B. Day
Brian T. Cragg
Megan J. Somogyi
Nirvesh Sikand

Robert A. Goodin and Keith E. Johnson are continuing their commercial litigation practice as The Law Offices of Robert A. Goodin.  They may be reached at:

John L. Clark is now working as a solo practitioner, and can be reached at: