OKLAHOMA CITY – Crowe & Dunlevy attorney Jimmy K. Goodman was recently elected as secretary of the American Bar Foundation (ABF). He has served as its treasurer for the past two years, as a member of its board of directors since 2006 and was chair of the Fellows of the ABF in 2008-2009.
As secretary, Goodman will help to coordinate and supervise several projects for the ABF, including funding and research. In addition, he will co-chair the 30th anniversary celebration of the ABF’s Summer Research Diversity Fellowship this fall in Chicago, Illinois.
Since 1973, Goodman has specialized in high-stakes business litigation, product claims and disputes involving tribal compacts, economic development, gaming enterprises and federal Indian law. He has tried cases before state, federal, bankruptcy and tribal courts representing individuals, small businesses and Native American Nations along with Fortune 500 companies. His varied practice has recently become concentrated in mediation, Indian law and gaming, and litigation.
Goodman is a past president of Crowe & Dunlevy and has been president of the Oklahoma Bar Foundation and Oklahoma Bar Association, has represented Oklahoma American Bar Association (ABA) members in the ABA House of Delegates from 1995-2013, and served on the ABA Board of Governors from 2013-2016. He received his Juris Doctor from Stanford Law School and bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma.
The ABF is among the world’s leading research institutes for the empirical and interdisciplinary study of law. An independent, nonprofit organization for more than 65 years, the ABF seeks to advance the understanding and improvement of law through research projects of unmatched scale and quality on the most pressing issues facing the legal system in the United States and the world. The ABF’s mission is to expand knowledge and advance justice through innovative, interdisciplinary, and rigorous empirical research on law, legal processes, and legal institutions.