David Goodfriend - Biography


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 nonprofit 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 Sen. Herb Kohl, D-Wis., and Charles B. Rangel, D-N.Y.; and media legal adviser 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. He was named by Multichannel News as one of the "40 under 40" and by Broadcasting & Cable as a "Fifth Estater." Goodfriend is a frequent contributor to MSNBC, CNBC, Fox News, Al Jazeera America, and Sirius/XM. He 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 BA, summa cum laude, from Beloit College.

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