Andrew Good


andy-goodAndrew Good has been defending criminal cases and litigating civil cases involving civil liberties, civil rights, and complex regulatory offenses in the healthcare, medical device, pharmaceutical, securities, maritime, defense, telecommunications, and electronics industries for more than thirty years. His clients have included high-level executives and professionals in a wide range of industries, from leaders of Fortune 500 publicly-owned, multi-national corporations to owners and managers of family-owned and closely-held businesses, to physicians, scientists, public officials, engineers, union officials and lawyers. Often, the representation’s objective is preventing prosecution.  Mr. Good’s credibility and persuasiveness comes from a long record of successfully defending cases at trial that prosecutors had thought were overwhelming.

Mr. Good has obtained remarkable results in a wide range of trials and appeals including the following:

  • Won the sole acquittal and dismissal of all criminal securities fraud and conspiracy charges against the former Chief Operating Officer of Enterasys Networks, Inc., a worldwide computer networking hardware company.  Ten other executives were convicted and sentenced to lengthy prison terms.
  • Won acquittal of a former Vice President of Alibris, Inc., an on-line used book service, for conspiracy to intercept e-mail and obtain unauthorized access to another company’s computer.
  • After lengthy federal and state investigations of a death from the failure of a tunnel roof shortly after the opening of Boston’s Big Dig highway system, persuaded authorities not to prosecute the lead engineer employed by two companies that manufactured and distributed concrete anchor systems that caused the tunnel roof to fall.
  • After a five-year investigation into a product recall and technology theft and espionage issues, persuaded federal authorities not to prosecute a former Chief Scientific Officer of Boston Scientific Corporation, a worldwide and leading medical device manufacturer.
  • After a lengthy investigation into off-label marketing of an epilepsy medication, persuaded federal authorities not to prosecute a former Vice President of North American Neuroscience division of Novartis, a worldwide pharmaceutical manufacturer.
  • After a lengthy investigation, persuaded federal authorities not to prosecute owners of manufacturer of robotic machines for alleged $26 million gift and estate tax fraud.
  • Successfully represented a former Chairman of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority in a litigated dispute against former Governor Mitt Romney concerning the Chairman’s tenure.

Former partner, Good & Cormier, Silverglate & Good, and Silverglate, Gertner, Fine, & Good, widely recognized as amongst the top small law firms in the country.

Former President and Founding Member of the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL) and recipient of the Joseph J. Balliro Award.

Former Chair of the White Collar Committee and of the Task Force on Department of Justice Ethics of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL).

Cooperating Attorney and former Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts.

Active member of the American Bar Association Task Force on Technology and Law Enforcement, and frequent lecturer in continuing legal education programs.

Mr. Good has played a central role in a number of high-profile cases over the course of his career, including trying co-lead counsel with Barry Scheck in the worldwide-televised murder trial of Louise Woodward which resulted in a 279-day, time-served sentence for manslaughter; as well as appellate and post-conviction actions for Leona Helmsley, Michael Millken, and Jeffrey MacDonald.

Listed for decades in Best Lawyers in America, Massachusetts Super Lawyers, Martindale Hubbel’s highest AV Rating.

Education: Boston University, J.D., 1972; University of Wisconsin, B.A., 1968.

Bar Admissions:  Commonwealth of Massachusetts; Federal District of Massachusetts; United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit; United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; United States Tax Court.