James E. Goodley

Associate

James E. Goodley is a persistent advocate for the rights of hard-working individuals. His practice focuses on the representation of union-affiliated employees and individuals and classes under the Fair Labor Standards Act and state law counterparts, as well as the representation of labor unions and union-affiliated employees in traditional labor law matters.

In addition to his ongoing work, James leads the firm’s investigation of potential wage and hour class actions. He also has litigated prevailing wage and qui-tam cases.

James has represented multiemployer funds in ERISA litigation, as well as in matters related to alternative investments such as hedge funds, private equity arrangements, and international equity. He joined Jennings Sigmond in 2013 after working as an investigator for the U.S. Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration to enforce legal compliance with ERISA.

James also previously worked as a patent examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark office. He lives in Philadelphia and in his spare time enjoys his family, music, and politics.

Bar & Court Admissions

    • Supreme Court of New Jersey
    • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
    • Supreme Court of Virginia
    • Court of Appeals of Maryland
    • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
    • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Education

  • Temple University, Beasley School of Law, Master of Laws in Trial Advocacy, 2013
  • Catholic University, Columbus School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2011
  • Lehigh University, Bachelor of Science (Electrical Engineering), 2005