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Vanessa Goodwin

Assistant General Counsel

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Todd Spoth

Vanessa provides legal support to Arnold Ventures. Prior to joining Arnold Ventures, Vanessa served as an assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia. In that capacity, she investigated and prosecuted violent crime and weapons offenses. She also volunteered as a community prosecutor, where she worked with law enforcement to develop programming designed to enhance public safety and improve the quality of life in the District of Columbia.

Before her time in public service, Vanessa worked as an attorney with Shumaker, Loop, and Kendrick, LLP, where her practice focused primarily on commercial litigation.

Vanessa earned both her J.D. and a bachelor’s degree in political science and education from the University of Florida.

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Todd Spoth
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