Washington, D.C. 20549
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Securities Exchange Act of 1934
January 21, 2009
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
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Delaware   001-12719   76-0466193
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808 Travis Street, Suite 1320
Houston, Texas 77002
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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.
     Effective January 21, 2008, Goodrich Petroleum Corporation (the “Company”) appointed Stephen M. Straty to its Board of Directors. Mr. Straty will serve as a Class III director, with a term extending until the Company’s 2010 annual meeting of stockholders.
     Mr. Straty currently serves as the Co-Head and a Managing Director of Jefferies Randall & Dewey, the Energy Investment Banking Group of Jefferies Group, Inc. Jeffries & Company, Inc. served as a co-manager in the Company’s July 2008 common stock offering and received approximately $0.5 million for its services.
Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.
     The Company issued a press release on January 23, 2009 announcing that Stephen M. Straty had been appointed to its Board of Directors.
     A copy of the Company’s press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this current report on Form 8-K.
     In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, neither the information under this Item 7.01 nor the press release attached as Exhibit 99.1 shall be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall such information and Exhibit be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act of 1934, each as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Other Exhibits.
     (d) Exhibits
Exhibit No.   Description
  Press release issued January 23, 2009.



     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/ David R. Looney    
  David R. Looney   
  Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer   
Dated: January 27, 2009



Exhibit No.   Description
  Press release issued January 23, 2009.