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).


Ms. Goody is a business executive and an attorney with a wide breadth of experiences: federal government regulator, strategic business advisor, regulatory compliance facilitator, and litigator. She has a comprehensive background in corporate governance, anti-corruption and fraud examination, risk management, regulatory compliance and disclosure, securities law, corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions, and strategic international business. Ms. Goody is a recognized authority on corporate governance and regulatory compliance affairs, appearing on CNBC and Fox Business Channel. She is a published authority on corporate governance, international commercial transactions, anti-corruption, and other topics of importance to corporate leaders. She serves as an expert witness on corporate governance and fiduciary duties; lectures at Georgetown McDonough School of Business on corporate governance, mitigating corporate risk, and entrepreneurship; and is a regular speaker on small business capital formation, particularly related to Blockchain and FinTech companies.

Ms. Goody is the Founder and CEO of the international business consulting firm, The 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.  Through the firms, she combines her expertise of corporate governance and regulatory compliance, with market forces strategies to guide businesses, particularly in times of growth, crisis, and in uncertain regulatory landscapes.  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.  Her practice also includes assisting Blockchain and FinTech companies navigate regulatory issues and obtain capital through equity securities offerings, and counsels companies on the new duties and obligations of being a regulated entity.  Ms. Goody works with innovative financial technology companies and trade associations to resolve complex regulatory issues.  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. 

Prior to launching the Goody firms, Ms. Goody served as Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director at Kalorama Partners.  In that capacity she undertook independent investigations for corporate boards of directors and counseled C-suite executives in strategic planning, securities law, corporate governance, and crisis management, with a focus on the financial services industry.  She also served as personal counsel to Former SEC Chairman Harvey Pitt, and worked with industry leaders and financial regulators to improve regulatory oversight and enforcement.  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 litigation on behalf of the SEC, whistleblower complaints, and high-profile internal SEC investigations.

Previously, Ms. Goody was a litigator at McDermott Will & Emery LLP and undertook complex civil and criminal cases and government investigations.  She also gained a judicial perspective as a judicial clerk to Judge Ricardo 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, Chair of the Public Policy Committee of the Vienna Business Association, member of the Small Business and Entrepreneur Committee of the Northern Virginia Technology Council, member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, and member of the 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.