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Jerry H. Goldfeder

Adjunct Professor of Law

Jerry Goldfeder

Jerry H. Goldfeder is Special Counsel at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, where he specializes in election and campaign finance law, and represents elected officials and candidates, unions, and not-for-profit corporations.  In addition to local legislators and members of the judiciary, he has represented candidates for Mayor, Governor and President of the United States.  After Bush v. Gore, Goldfeder organized and regularly implements Election Protection trainings for lawyers and non-lawyer volunteers.  


In addition to serving as Lecturer-in-Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, he is also Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham Law School – where the students voted him Adjunct Professor of the Year 2015.  In both schools, Prof. Goldfeder offers  “Election Law: The Law of American Democracy,” and “Election Law and the Presidency.”   


He is the author of the critically acclaimed treatise Goldfeder’s Modern Election Law, and co-authors a regular column on “Government and Election Law” in the New York Law Journal; he also is a regular columnist on (“Law and Politics”) and City & State (“Politics and the Law”).  Prof. Goldfeder regularly lectures to judges, court attorneys, law students and lay people on ballot access and campaign finance issues.  


He received a JD from the Cardozo School of Law in its first graduating class, at which he served on the Law Review; an MA in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles; and a BA from Brooklyn College, City University of New York.

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