Nyemaster Goode, P.C.

Thomas C. Goodhue

Tom is a member of the firm's Litigation Department.  He represents clients in disputes in state and federal courts, and before administrative tribunals.  He has experience litigating cases involving state and federal consumer protection laws, breach of contract, business torts, the False Claims Act, and other matters.

Tom also has experience in alternative dispute resolution.  He has represented clients in mediations and in arbitrations administered by the American Arbitration Association, International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, International Chamber of Commerce Court of International Arbitration, London Court of International Arbitration, and other institutions.

Previously, Tom practiced law in Washington, D.C. for 10 years at two international law firms and as a trial attorney at the Federal Trade Commission.


Hunton & Williams Litigation Award for Best Brief by an Associate, 2010

E. Randolph Williams Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service, 2009, 2010, 2016

Professional and Community Affiliations

American Bar Association
Dispute Resolution Section, Mediation Committee Vice-Chair
Internet Law Subcommittee, Commercial & Business Litigation Committee, Former Co-Chair

International Bar Association
Arbitration Rules Subcommittee, Regional Reporter

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Haverford College (B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2003)

University of Iowa (J.D., with high distinction, 2006)

Academic Achievements

Order of the Coif

Articles Editor, Iowa Law Review

Bar Admissions


District of Columbia


Professional Experience

Hunton & Williams LLP, Washington, D.C., 2014 - 2017; 2008-2012

Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Consumer Protection, 2012 – 2014

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Washington, D.C., 2006 – 2008

Significant Cases

Trial counsel in a federal court action in the Middle District of Florida for contempt of court that resulted in a judgment for the client of $14.75 million.

Trial counsel for the plaintiff in a Maryland state court case alleging the violation of state and federal statutes that resulted in a judgment for the plaintiff.

Counsel in Maryland Circuit Court case concerning the construction of an LNG export terminal that successfully defended against a proposed stay of construction.

Obtained the dismissal of a case against data furnisher brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

Counsel in the successful defense of a major student loan company against a statewide, consumer class action in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California that resulted in dismissal on summary judgment.

Successfully defended an African nation in an ICSID investment arbitration against claims it had (1) expropriated an investment; (2) discriminated against an investor; and (3) denied justice to an investor in violation of a Bilateral Investment Treaty.

Represented the electric utility of the United Republic of Tanzania, in an ICSID arbitration concerning a disputed power plant.

Represented a Lebanese hotel development company in two ICC arbitrations.

Selected for panel of approved investment arbitration counsel for the ministry of an eastern European country.

Represented an investor in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in an action confirming an ICSID award on an ex parte basis.

Drafted multi-party arbitration clauses for multinationals, advised on aspects of investment arbitration, and counseled clients on the application of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.

Speeches and Publications

When a "Tribunal" is Not a "Tribunal": Obtaining Discovery in Aid of International Commercial Arbitration, International Bar Association North American Regional Forum News (September 2016).

Trans-Pacific Partnership Calls for International Arbitration of Disputes, Daily Business Review (November 2015) (Co-Author).

Bypassing the Federal Arbitration Act's Three-Year Statute of Limitations, International Bar Association, International Arbitration News (Fall 2015).

American Bar Association, Consumer Law Developments (2015) (Contributor).

Wikipedia Dispute Resolution, ABA, Commercial & Business Litigation Newsletter (November 2011). 

Appellate Review of Remand Orders: A Substantive/Jurisdictional Conundrum, Iowa Law Review (May 1, 2006).

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