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Seahawks Hire Goines as General Counsel and VP, Government Affairs
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Renton, Wash. - The Seattle Seahawks hired Ed Goines as General Counsel and Vice President, Government Affairs, the team announced today.
Goines will administer the corporate legal affairs for the Seahawks and First & Goal and will be responsible for managing the organization's government relations strategy and policies. Goines joins the Seahawks after working most recently as assistant chief counsel for Disney Interactive/The Walt Disney Company.
Prior to his time at Disney, he served five seasons as general counsel and vice president of business affairs for the San Francisco 49ers from 2001-07, including one year as a legal consultant to the 49ers.
Before joining the 49ers, Goines worked in the entertainment and sports fields, including serving as in-house legal counsel for Major League Soccer, Ticketmaster and Mattel. Goines began his law career as an associate in the Los Angeles office of the national law firm, Baker & Hostetler.
A graduate of University of California, Berkeley, School of Law in 1992, he obtained a bachelor's degree from Stanford University in 1988. Goines was born and raised in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He has two daughters. Read