Simon R. Goodfellow
University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 2006, cum laude
Order of the Coif, Thurston Society (2005-2006)
Articles Editor for the Hastings International and Comparative Law Review
University of Leeds, B.A., 1997
Simon Goodfellow is Senior Counsel in the firm’s business litigation group. His practice includes both state and federal cases. He has experience in data breach and privacy litigation, real property litigation, commercial lease disputes, landlord/tenant law, intellectual property, class actions, franchise law and personal injury. He has taken cases to trial and has extensive experience representing clients in the courtroom. From 2013 to 2015, he has been named a Northern California Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine.
In 2015, Mr. Goodfellow was on BZBM’s trial team for a three-week trial of trade secret, patent and trademark claims involving memory module technology.
From 2014 to 2015, he was on BZBM’s litigation team defending an employment class action against a national check cashing company.
From 2013 to 2015, he was on BZBM’s litigation team defending a Bay Area hospital against a class action data breach claim.
From 2012 to 2014, he was on BZBM’s litigation team that obtained an extraordinary writ from the State Court of Appeal dismissing with prejudice a suit with a $4 billion exposure in a data breach case in the healthcare industry. Sutter Health v. Superior Court, 227 Cal.App.4th 1546 (2014), review denied Oct. 16, 2014.
In 2013, he was on BZBM’s trial team for a three-week trial defending a national retailer against claims of breach of a commercial shopping center lease based on allegations that negotiated co-tenancy clauses were unenforceable.
In 2013, he was on BZBM’s trial team that obtained a $745,000 jury verdict for a woman injured in an auto accident.
In 2012, he was on BZBM’s trial team that obtained a jury verdict for a woman injured in a fall at a supermarket.
In 2011, he was on BZBM’s litigation team that secured a multi-million dollar settlement for a major bank’s former investment advisors.
From 2011 on, he has defended and settled multiple personal injury lawsuits against a national convenience store franshisor.
From 2006 to 2011, he represented title insurance policy holders in various real property disputes, including obtaining a court trial verdict in San Joaquin County Superior Court.
From 2006 to 2011, he represented commercial landlords in unlawful detainer and breach of lease cases, including obtaining a court trial verdict in San Mateo County Superior Court.
Social Media as Evidence: Navigating the Limits of Privacy, ABA Family Advocate, Vol. 37, No. 4 (Spring 2015)
Does “I Accept” Really Mean “Abandon All Hope of Privacy, Ye Who Enter Here”?, ABA Litigation Journal, Vol. 40, No. 3 (Spring 2014)
Your opponent appeals an order to arbitrate: Can he do that?, Daily Journal (April 19, 2013)