Michael Hodess is an associate in the firm’s Business Law Department. He joined Goodwin in 2018, following a clerkship in the Bankruptcy Court of the Northern District of New York. 





Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Hodess was an environmental scientist at a mid-size environmental consulting firm, where he solved clients’ difficult compliance and remediation problems across a broad range of industries. Major clients included leading petroleum, energy and manufacturing companies. He has extensive experience in environmental assessment, remediation and construction.

While attending law school, Mr. Hodess was president of both the Environmental Law Society and the Jewish Law Students Association. He also pursued a simultaneous MBA, and served as Chief of Operations for BR Venture Fund, a student-run venture capital fund.

Legal Experience

Mr. Hodess served as a fellow in the Cornell Legal Research Clinic, providing a range of legal advisory services for nonprofit attorneys and community-members. Following law school, he clerked for Chief Bankruptcy Judge Margaret Cangilos-Ruiz in the Northern District of New York. Within her chambers, he was involved in a broad range of matters arising from corporate and personal bankruptcies, ranging from fraud to contract disputes.

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J.D., Business Law and Regulation, 2017
Cornell University
(cum laude)
M.B.A., 2017
Cornell University, Johnson School of Business
ALM, Environmental Management, 2012
Harvard University
B.A., Environmental Science and International Relations, 2006
Tufts University
(cum laude)


2017-2018 Bankruptcy Court Northern District of New York, Chief Judge Margaret Cangilos-Ruiz



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