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David Goodfriend


President, Goodfriend Government Affairs, Adjunct Professor of Law

B.A., Beloit; J.D., Georgetown

David Goodfriend is President of Goodfriend Government Affairs and Of Counsel to the law firm of Weiner Brodsky Kider PC in Washington, D.C. He is...

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David Goodfriend is President of Goodfriend Government Affairs and Of Counsel to the law firm of Weiner Brodsky Kider PC in Washington, D.C. He is founder and Chairman of the non-profit consumer advocacy group, Sports Fans Coalition. He served as Deputy Staff Secretary to President William Jefferson Clinton; professional staff member to congressional committees chaired by Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI) and Charles B. Rangel (D-NY); and Media Legal Advisor to Commissioner Susan Ness at the Federal Communications Commission. In the private sector, David was Vice President of Law and Public Policy at DISH Network and co-founder, EVP and General Counsel of Air America Radio. He has served as co-chairman of the Federal Communications Bar Association Legislation Committee. David was named by Multichannel News as one of the "40 under 40" and by Broadcasting & Cable as a "Fifth Estater." David is a frequent contributor to MSNBC, CNBC, Fox News, Al Jazeera America, and Sirius/XM. David received his J.D., cum laude, from The Georgetown University Law Center, where he served as an editor of the American Criminal Law Review, and his B.A, summa cum laude, from Beloit College.

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"Sinclair / Tribune Merger Has Left and Right United to Fight Terrifying Pro-Trump TV Cartel," coverage by The Daily Beast, April 13, 2018, quoting Adjunct Professor David Goodfriend.

"Cyberharassment victim highlights fee Verizon charges to block stalker," coverage by Northern California Record, April 7, 2018, mentioning Adjunct Professor David Goodfriend.

"Locast.org gives local TV access to cord-cutting New Yorkers," coverage in Metro, January 24, 2018, featuring Adjunct Professor David Goodfriend.

"Nonprofit Streams Free TV, Inviting Broadcaster Suit," coverage by Bloomberg Technology, January 18, 2018, featuring Adjunct Professor David Goodfriend.

"Senate Antitrust Subcommittee Democrats: Here are Some Questions for Barry Lynn," an opinion piece in the HuffPost, December 11, 2017, by Adjunct Professor David Goodfriend.

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"Sinclair / Tribune Merger Has Left and Right United to Fight Terrifying Pro-Trump TV Cartel," coverage by The Daily Beast, April 13, 2018, quoting Adjunct Professor David Goodfriend.

"Cyberharassment victim highlights fee Verizon charges to block stalker," coverage by Northern California Record, April 7, 2018, mentioning Adjunct Professor David Goodfriend.

"Locast.org gives local TV access to cord-cutting New Yorkers," coverage in Metro, January 24, 2018, featuring Adjunct Professor David Goodfriend.

"Nonprofit Streams Free TV, Inviting Broadcaster Suit," coverage by Bloomberg Technology, January 18, 2018, featuring Adjunct Professor David Goodfriend.

"Senate Antitrust Subcommittee Democrats: Here are Some Questions for Barry Lynn," an opinion piece in the HuffPost, December 11, 2017, by Adjunct Professor David Goodfriend.

"Journalism and Digital Platforms," an opinion piece by Adjunct Professor David Goodfriend, appeared in The Huffington Post, July 19, 2017.

"Donald Trump May Be the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Colin Kaepernick," coverage by The Nation, March 23, 2017, quoting Adjunct Professor David Goodfriend.

Unions and tech: A most unlikely political alliance forms,” coverage by San Francisco Chronicle, Oct. 2, 2015, featuring Adjunct Professor David Goodfriend.

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