Eric R. Goodman

Partner

Cleveland
T +1.216.861.7418
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Overview

Eric Goodman has substantial litigation experience and has performed significant work with respect to matters involving financial institutions, the oil and gas industry, automotive suppliers, intellectual property licenses and healthcare entities. Named in Ohio Super Lawyers for eight consecutive years, Eric has represented national and international companies, federal banking regulators, debtors, secured lenders, trade creditors and creditors’ committees in many large and complex insolvency matters.

Eric is a contributing author to Inside the Minds:  Creditors’ Rights in Chapter 11 Cases, 2012 ed., and the second edition of Bankruptcy Business Acquisitions, a comprehensive guide to selling and acquiring assets in bankruptcy. Eric has also authored several articles addressing the rights of creditors under the Bankruptcy Code and the Uniform Commercial Code. His skillset also includes significant cross-border experience and a thorough understanding of various provisions of Title 12 and bank regulatory matters.

Select Experience

  • Lead counsel to AB Volvo and certain affiliates with respect to global restructuring of Takata Corporation and its affiliates. 
  • Lead counsel to PSA Automobiles SA and certain affiliates with respect to global restructuring of Takata Corporation and its affiliates.
  • Co-lead counsel to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) with respect to its $275 million dispute with FBOP Corp., a bank holding company, in the Northern District of Illinois.
  • Counsel to the FDIC with respect to its $170 million dispute with AmTrust Financial Corp. and its affiliated debtors in the Northern District of Ohio.
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Experience

  • Lead counsel to AB Volvo and certain affiliates with respect to global restructuring of Takata Corporation and its affiliates. 
  • Lead counsel to PSA Automobiles SA and certain affiliates with respect to global restructuring of Takata Corporation and its affiliates.
  • Co-lead counsel to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) with respect to its $275 million dispute with FBOP Corp., a bank holding company, in the Northern District of Illinois.
  • Counsel to the FDIC with respect to its $170 million dispute with AmTrust Financial Corp. and its affiliated debtors in the Northern District of Ohio.
  • Lead counsel to an oil and gas operator in the Chapter 11 proceedings of Norse Energy Corp. USA in the Western District of New York.
  • Lead counsel to a multiemployer pension fund in the Chapter 11 proceedings of Gorbett Enterprises of Solon Inc., a contributing employer, in the Northern District of Ohio.
  • Lead counsel to American Greetings Corporation in Chapter 11 proceedings of multiple grocery store chains in the District of Delaware. 
  • Counsel to a midstream energy company before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota. 
  • Counsel to the FDIC with respect to its $55 million dispute with IndyMac Bancorp Inc. in the Central District of California.
  • Counsel to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Commercial Alloys Corp., an aluminum recycler, in Chapter 11 proceedings in the Northern District of Ohio.
  • Counsel to Excello Engineered Systems LLC in a Chapter 11 filing of an automotive parts supplier in the Northern District of Ohio.
  • Counsel to CEP Holdings LLC in confirmation of a joint plan of liquidation for an automotive parts supplier with 11 plants in the United States and Mexico in Chapter 11 proceedings in the Northern District of Ohio.
  • Counsel to DTR Industries Inc. and DTR Tennessee Inc. as secured creditors and suppliers in the Chapter 11 case of Johnson Rubber Company Inc., an automotive parts supplier, in Chapter 11 proceedings in the Northern District of Ohio.
  • Counsel to PNC National Bank as agent in the Chapter 11 case of Mayco Plastics Co., an automotive parts supplier, in Chapter 11 proceedings in the Eastern District of Michigan.
  • Lead counsel to a servicer of distressed debt in a state court receivership proceeding of a nursing home facility.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America© (2018)
    • Cleveland: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Ohio Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2007, 2009 to 2017)
  • National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges: Next Generation (Class of 2011)

Memberships

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • National Association of Federal Equity Receivers
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Community

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation: Board of Trustees (2011 to 2017)
  • CMBA 2016 William J. O'Neill Regional Bankruptcy Institute: Co-Chair 
  • The Littlest Heroes®: Board of Directors (2010 to 2015)

Prior Positions

  • Jones Day
  • Law Clerk for the Honorable William T. Bodoh, Chief Judge, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio and Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the Sixth Circuit (2003 to 2004)

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2016
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 2003
  • Ohio, 2003

Education

  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2002; Note Editor, University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform
  • B.A., Hope College, 2000, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, George F. Baker Scholar