Rachel Goodman

Counsel & Team Manager, Safeguarding the Public Square

Rachel Goodman leads Protect Democracy’s team working to combat anti-democratic disinformation through litigation and other forms of advocacy. That includes Law for Truth, an effort encompassing five separate litigations aimed at accountability for those who intentionally spread defamatory lies about election workers and elections for political and financial gain. Rachel has developed and filed impact litigation for nearly fifteen years. Previously, at the ACLU’s Racial Justice Program, she filed cutting-edge housing discrimination cases and led successful efforts to force Facebook to disallow racial discrimination in its advertising services. She earned a J.D. from NYU School of Law, where she was an Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties and Civil Rights Fellow and elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and a B.A. with honors with from Yale College. She was a law clerk to the Hon. Joseph A. Greenaway, III, on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.