Ryan P. Goodwin

Ryan P. Goodwin

Associate, Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Topics: Campaign Finance • Constitution • Election Law • Federal Courts • Federalism • Federalism & Separation of Powers • Federalist Society • Founding Era & History • Healthcare • Originally Speaking • Philosophy • Politics • Separation of Powers • State Courts • State Governments • Supreme Court

A seasoned advocate and legal advisor, Ryan brings extensive litigation, government, and health care experience to the firm.

As former Deputy General Counsel of University Hospital Newark, Ryan oversaw the hospital’s legal and regulatory matters and negotiated complex health care service delivery contracts valued in the millions of dollars. He also directed litigation and legal claim management; performed internal investigations; responded to health care compliance matters; and counseled hospital executives on legal strategy, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, and risk mitigation.

Ryan previously served as Senior Policy Advisor and Assistant Counsel to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, whom he advised on legislation and administrative regulations regarding health care, insurance, social services, and banking. He also coordinated the passage of a dozen new laws to combat the growing opioid crisis, for which he received recognition by the New Jersey Law Journal as a New Leader of the Bar. 

A skilled communicator and crisis manager, Ryan began his career in the office of U.S. Representative Christopher H. Smith (NJ-04), where he served as the congressman’s Communications Director & Legislative Aide. Prior to joining Lowenstein, he served as a clerk to the Hon. Paul B. Matey of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.