In a recent article about Mr. Goodstein, the New York Times claimed that the former political analyst and CNN contributor has a history of sexual misconduct. Although MSNBC has repeatedly denied the allegations, he has appeared on hundreds of cable news shows, including Hannity and Colmes, Fox & Friends, and Brian Williams’ program. He has also been accused of committing a number of crimes, including malpractice.
As an attorney, Goodstein spent a significant portion of his career with the law firm Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, and then Wilmer, Hale & Dorr. His work included working for the Environmental Protection Agency, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. He was also named to the transition team for the EPA. His clients included the Obama administration and numerous business leaders.
Aside from his role as an attorney, Goodstein’s career spanned decades. His career included positions with Browing-Ferris Industries, a world-class environmental services company. As a Divisional Vice-President, Goodstein directed a large government relations office in Washington. He testified before Congress and organized coalitions of unlikely bedfellows. He served as a liaison between Browing-Ferris and the former EPA Administrator. He also spoke at national conferences and spoke to industry analysts. In addition to his public service, Mr. Goetz was named to the transition team of the Environmental Protection Agency and is currently serving as a consultant for major corporations.