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Morgan L. Goodspeed

Senior Associate
Washington, D.C.

Morgan L. Goodspeed

Morgan Goodspeed focuses on appellate litigation. She works to identify complex legal issues in a case and to craft a clean and compelling presentation on appeal.

Morgan has briefed cases in a number of federal and state appellate courts. She has also delivered oral argument in multiple federal courts of appeals. 

Before joining Hogan Lovells, Morgan served as a law clerk to Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., and to Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Morgan graduated summa cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. She also received the Fay Diploma, awarded to the Harvard Law School student with the highest cumulative grade point average in the graduating class.


Representative Experience

Briefed and argued Fifth Circuit appeal involving novel state-law contract questions and federal evidentiary issues.

Briefed and argued Federal Circuit appeal involving contract interpretation and preemption under the patent laws.

Briefed and argued Sixth Circuit appeal as court-appointed counsel for habeas petitioner who had been denied counsel at juror-bias hearing.

Advised and supported trial team throughout insider-trading trial in federal district court.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., summa cum laude, Harvard Law School, 2012
  • B.A., summa cum laude, University of Maryland, 2009

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Court admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
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