Charles P. Goodwin in a shareholder in the Antitrust and Employee Benefits/ERISA practice groups at Berger & Montague. He concentrates his practice on antitrust litigation and employee benefits.
Mr. Goodwin played a central role in recovering $531 million in settlement for purchasers of high fructose corn syrup from ADM, A.E. Staley, Cargill, American Maize-Products and Corn Products Corporation on claims that they had fixed prices and allocated volumes among themselves, in a litigation that lasted ten years and involved four fully briefed appeals to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. (In re High Fructose Corn Syrup Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1087 (C.D. Ill.)) He led Berger & Montague's efforts in obtaining one of the seminal opinions concerning electronic discovery in Xperior Inc. v. Credit Suisse First Boston (USA) Inc., 309 F. Supp. 2d 459 (S.D.N.Y. 2003.)
Mr. Goodwin served as lead counsel to the state court class action plaintiffs in a settlement yielding significant structural and monetary relief on behalf of GNC franchisees in Duarte v. GNC, No. 00-cv-332 (W.D. Pa.), and Powers v. GNC Franchising, Inc., No. GD 99-6778 (Allegheny County). Additionally, he has helped retirees in recovering medical benefits, worth hundreds of millions of dollars, that were revoked by their former employers (In re Unisys Retiree Medical Benefits ERISA Litigation, MDL No. 969 (E.D. Pa.), Local 56 UFCW v. Campbell Soup Co., No. 93 MC 276 (D.N.J)), and millions in assets mis-invested by their pension funds (Rose v. Cooney, No. 5:92-CV-208 (D. Conn.)).
Between college and law school, Mr. Goodwin was a researcher with the Normative Aging Study, an epidemiological study jointly conducted by the Harvard School of Public Heath, Boston University and the then-Veterans Administration. While practicing law, he has pursued graduate study in philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University.
Mr. Goodwin was an editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review and received the Graves Essay Prize in economics at Williams College.
One of two course planners for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's Fundamentals of Antitrust Law seminar in 2004
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