Douglas J. Good has extensive experience in trial and appellate advocacy, as well as substantial experience in alternative dispute resolution. He has handled many cases involving restrictive covenants, unfair competition and theft of trade secrets in trial and appellate courts, as well as employment discrimination matters. He has handled a diverse assortment of cases – again, both in trial and appellate courts – prominent among them are shareholder and partnership disputes, creditors’ rights matters (including defense of lender liability claims), health law, RICO, real property, and civil rights disputes, among others.
Douglas is certified as a mediator in the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court of Nassau County, and is a member of the firm’s Mediation Services Group.
Formerly a Partner at Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C., he has served as Chairman of the firm’s Litigation Department and as the firm’s General Counsel, with responsibility for all legal and compliance issues encountered by the firm. He has also chaired the firm’s Practice Management Committee, which, among other things, deals with ethical issues and conflicts of interest.
Douglas is a past President of the Nassau County Bar Association, a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the New York Bar Foundation. He currently serves as a member of the House of Delegates of the New York State Bar Association and as a member of the State Bar’s Committee on Standards of Attorney Conduct (COSAC). He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Nassau County Bar Association and serves on its Judiciary Committee, which screens candidates for judicial office. He has lectured before the American, New York State and Nassau County Bar Associations on topics including professional ethics, corporate and not-for-profit governance as well as a variety of litigation topics, and has been published in various legal and business journals.
He has served as chairperson of the Board of Directors of Nassau/Suffolk Law Services Committee, Inc. for many years. While at the firm, he has been an assistant adjunct professor at the New York University Institute of Paralegal Studies. Prior to joining Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C., Douglas was the executive director of the Legal Aid Society of Rockland County, Inc.