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Ed Goines

General Counsel & Vice President of Government Affairs


Ed Goines enters his second season as the Seahawks General Counsel and Vice President, Government Affairs. Goines administers the corporate legal affairs for the Seahawks and First & Goal and is responsible for managing the organization’s government relations strategy and policies.

Goines joined 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 years as general counsel and vice president of business affairs for the San Francisco 49ers from 2001-2007, including one year as a legal consultant to the 49ers.

Prior to the 49ers, his work in the entertainment and sports fields included 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.