Teresa M. Goody, Esq., MBA

Founder & Chief Executive Officer 

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Teresa M. Goody, Considerations in International Commercial
Transactions: The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, UK Bribery Act, SEC Extraterritoriality, and Other Applicable U.S. Laws, Negotiating and Structuring International Commercial Transactions (American Bar Association 3d ed. forthcoming 2016).

eresa M. Goody & Harvey Pitt, Regulators’ Adverse Impact on
Financial Market Volatility, Teneo Vision 2014.

Harvey Pitt & Teresa M. Goody, Corporate Internal Investigations: When, Why, By Whom And How?, Teneo Insights (June 2013), available at http://www.teneoholdings.com/wp-conten/uploads/2013/06/corporate.pdf.

Mark R. Sandstrom, Julia M. McCalmon & Teresa M. Goody, The Impact of Trade and Customs Laws Upon International Commercial Transactions, Negotiating and Structuring International Commercial Transactions (American Bar Association 2d ed. 2003).

Teresa M. Goody, United States, Competition Policy in
Infrastructure Services (Inter-American Development Bank
internal publication, 2001).


Teresa Goody is a recognized authority in corporate governance and regulatory compliance affairs, and she has appeared as an expert on CNBC and Fox Business Channel and is a lecturer at Georgetown University McDonough School of Business.  Ms. Goody has published articles in leading professional and academic journals and texts on corporate governance, international commercial transactions, anti-corruption, and other topics of current importance to corporate C-suite executives.

She founded and serves as the CEO of the international consulting firm, Goody Group LLC, and its law firm affiliate, Goody Counsel PLLC.  Ms. Goody founded the firms to provide solution-oriented counsel and help businesses succeed by considering market issues with legal and governmental compliance.  Her combined legal and business expertise, coupled with her insiders’ knowledge of how government works and regulatory processes and standards applied to evaluate business problems and initiatives, enables her to guide entrepreneurs, executives, and Boards of Directors through complex situations.  Ms. Goody is a general counsel for smaller companies, and provides counsel on corporate structure, mergers and acquisitions, and overall governance matters, including drafting policies and procedures, drafting contracts, negotiating on clients' behalf, and general business strategy.  She also advises firms of all sizes and lifecycle stages on regulatory issues, corporate governance, compliance, cyber security, raising capital, public policy, and governmental affairs.  In addition, Ms. Goody collaborates with senior advisors on evolving legal frameworks, focusing on cyber security, operational strategy, big data and current technology trends, and financial analysis.

Prior to launching the Goody firms, Ms. Goody served as Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director at Kalorama Partners and its law firm affiliate, Kalorama Legal Services, PLLC. In that capacity she undertook independent investigations, counseled clients in many areas, including securities law, corporate governance, and crisis management, with a focus on the financial service industry.  Before joining Kalorama, Ms. Goody was an attorney in the Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, where she handled administrative and judicial litigation on behalf of the SEC, dealt with whistleblower complaints, and reviewed ongoing high-profile internal SEC investigations.

Previously, Ms. Goody handled complex litigation, including government investigations, energy and derivative contractual disputes, tax, bankruptcy, and intellectual property cases at McDermott Will & Emery LLP, as a trial lawyer. She gained a judicial perspective as a clerk to Judge Ricardo M. Urbina on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.  Ms. Goody earned a JD from Georgetown University Law Center (2002), an MBA from Georgetown University McDonough School of Business (2015), and a BS in Business Administration from George Mason University (1998).  She is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia, District of Columbia, and numerous federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court.

Ms. Goody is a member of the Board of Directors and Audit Committee of U.S. Youth Soccer.  She is a former member of the Audit and Finance Committees of Providence Hospital.  She is a Certified Fraud Examiner, and a member of the Global Advisory Council Member of Cornerstone Capital Group, Public Policy Committee of the Vienna Business Association, Small Business and Entrepreneur Committee of the Northern Virginia Technology Council, National Association of Corporate Directors, and American Bar Association.  Ms. Goody previously worked in the Sustainable Development Department at the Inter-American Development Bank and currently assists the Catholic Church to develop affordable retail banking services in Ghana. She provides pro bono legal services to domestic violence victims and military veterans, and volunteers with orphans and inmates at maximum-security prisons.