Marc Goodman

Marc Goodman

General Counsel, Pepperdine University

Marc Goodman is Pepperdine University’s General Counsel and has served Pepperdine since 1999.  Prior to arriving at Pepperdine, Mr. Goodman was a partner with Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP; and clerked for the Honorable J. Lawrence Irving and Earl B. Gilliam in the Southern District of California.

Mr. Goodman received his B.A. in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles, a Masters in Communications Management from the Annenberg School at the University of Southern California, and his J.D. from the Gould School of Law at the University of Southern California.  He also serves as an adjunct professor of law at the Pepperdine University School of Law teaching courses in entertainment, intellectual property, and communications law and has taught at other institutions at the undergraduate and graduate level.  Mr. Goodman has presented on topics at NACUA, ACE, AAPICU, and WACO conferences, served on United Educators’ Legal Advisory Board, was named the 2017 Non-Profit General Counsel of the Year by the Los Angeles Business Journal, and received the 2018 First Chair Top General Counsels award.

General Session and Keynote Presentation II | Boards Gone Wild: What Do You Do When Board Members Act Badly? Scenarios in Communication and Reputation Management Before, During, and After a Crisis

Ballroom A

Do you have the tools and skills in place to manage a high-stakes crisis? Do you have established channels of communication available when a crises hit? Who’s voice gets heard? Crisis simulations are critical to developing and enhancing your skills when dealing with unfolding reputation impacting  situations. Don’t miss this special session to hear a […]


A9. A shooting here, a fire there, what now?

Salon 13

Fires, floods, hurricanes, active shooters have impacted college campuses across the country. In the space of a few days, both a fire and shootings occurred in and around Pepperdine University. Five years ago a shooting impacted the Los Rios Community College and this year smoke from a fire 100 miles away impacted them. Come hear […]

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