Mr. Richard B. Goetz is a partner at O’Melveny & Myers LLP. He is the Firmwide Co-Chair of O’Melveny’s Litigation Department, and serves on the firm’s 7-member Executive Committee. He is a frequent writer on legal issues, and has lectured at Harvard Law School and at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Rich Co-Chairs the Council’s Guantanamo Bay Task Force, and was the Council’s first official observer of the Guantanamo proceedings against those charged with planning the 9/11 attacks. He also joined the Council’s delegation to North Korea, and co-authored the trip report. Rich is active in the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and is a longtime member of its Judicial Appointments Committee. He serves on the Executive Committee of Volunteers of America of Los Angeles, and the boards of directors of Uncommon Good and the Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy, and Ethics at USC Gould School of Law. In 2015 he was elected to the American Law Institute. Mr. Goetz graduated in 1981 summa cum laude from Dartmouth College and received his J.D. in 1984 from the University of Chicago.