Rachel M. Good


  • Rachel M. Good
  • Phone: +1 412 497 1031

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  • Duane Morris LLP
    625 Liberty Avenue, Suite 1000
    Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3112

Rachel M. Good is an experienced trial lawyer who has tried nearly 20 jury trials to verdict and more than two dozen bench trials. As an associate in the firm’s Trial Practice Group, Ms. Good represents clients in a wide array of complex commercial litigation, regulatory and investigatory matters in both state and federal courts.

Ms. Good works extensively with companies in the energy industry on catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, commercial and regulatory disputes, and internal investigations and project reviews. Notably, she represents clients from all sectors of the industry including engineering and design firms, oil and coal companies and distributors. Ms. Good also maintains an active practice in government ethics investigations, including before the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission, and legal professional responsibility litigation.

Prior to joining Duane Morris, Ms. Good served as an assistant public defender for Miami-Dade County, where she handled homicide, drug trafficking and other major felony cases. Ms. Good was also involved in training junior trial lawyers on the development of their trial advocacy skills.

Ms. Good remains involved in indigent defense through her pro bono practice where she has represented multiple clients sentenced to life without parole as juveniles in resentencing hearings pursuant to Miller v. Alabama (2012) and Montgomery v. Louisiana (2016).

Ms. Good is a 2011 cum laude graduate of Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, where she was a John Henry Wigmore merit scholar and executive articles editor for the Journal of International Human Rights. Upon graduation, Ms. Good was awarded the Legal Professional Award in recognition of her dedication and contributions to professional responsibility and legal practice. Ms. Good is a cum laude graduate of American University.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation

  • White-Collar Criminal Defense


  • Pennsylvania
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida


  • Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2011
    - Executive Articles Editor, Journal of International Human Rights
  • American University, B.A., cum laude, 2005
    - University Honors in International Studies


  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Associate, 2018-present

  • Miami-Dade County Public Defender
    - Assistant Public Defender, 2011-2018
    - Trial Training Attorney, 2017-2018

  • Human Rights Watch
    - Coordinator, Arms Division, 2006-2008

Professional Activities

  • Allegheny County Bar Association

Representative Matters

  • PeriphaGen, Inc. v. Krystal Biotech, Inc., et al. (Western District of Pennsylvania, 2020-22) (HSV-1 gene therapy): Co-lead counsel for plaintiff PeriphaGen in complex trade secret litigation. Case settled during discovery with the defendant making an upfront payment of $25 million, plus potential future payments totaling an additional $50 million. Law 360 Report on the Settlement

Honors and Awards

  • Named to Best Lawyers "Ones to Watch," 2024

Media Hits

  • Quoted, "Allegheny Judge Tweaks Discovery Rules For Common Pleas," Law360, April 22, 2021

Selected Publications