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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.