Washington, D.C. 20549
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Securities Exchange Act of 1934
August 24, 2010
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
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Delaware   001-12719   76-0466193
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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
     On August 24, 2010, Dawn K. Smajstrla, age 39, was hired as the new Vice President and Controller of Goodrich Petroleum Corporation (the “Company”). Ms. Smajstrla will also serve as the Company’s Principal Accounting Officer. Ms. Smajstrla was granted 2500 shares of restricted phantom stock under the Company’s 2006 Long-Term Incentive Plan in connection with her hiring.
     Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Smajstrla served as Director, Corporate Audit of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation since March 2010 and as Assistant Controller from June 2008 to March 2010. From 2005 to 2006 and 2007 to 2008, Ms. Smajstrla served in the positions of Senior Consultant and Director, respectively, of Sirius Solutions, L.L.P. She was Financial Controller of Victory Packaging, Inc. from 2006-2007. Ms. Smajstrla is a certified public accountant.



     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
  /s/ Michael J. Killelea    
  Michael J. Killelea   
  Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary   
Dated: August 25, 2010