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Jerry H. Goldfeder

Adjunct Professor of Law

Jerry Goldfeder

Jerry H. Goldfeder, Special Counsel at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP in Manhattan, is a prominent election lawyer with over thirty five years of trial and appellate experience. His practice includes representing elected officials, candidates for public office, unions, partnerships and corporations in the areas of campaign finance, voting rights and public integrity investigations and prosecutions; it also includes representing individuals and organizations on abroad range of governmental matters.  He has represented candidates and elected officials from the local level to President of the United States.
Prior to joining Stroock, Prof. Goldfeder served as Special Counsel to New York State Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo, where his portfolio included public integrity matters.  Before joining Attorney General Cuomo's office in 2007, Prof. Goldfeder was in private practice, focusing on election law and campaign finance compliance. He also served as Special Counsel to the New York State Senate Democratic Conference.
He is the author of the treatise Goldfeder's Modern Election Law, now in its Fourth Edition, which has been favorably reviewed by The New York Times, the New York Law Journal, Election Law Journal and the New York State Bar Association Journal. His other scholarship can be found by visiting
In addition to teaching Election Law at Penn, he teaches the subject as an Adjunct Professor at Fordham Law School, where he was voted Adjunct Professor of the Year in 2015.  He also lectures on "How to Decide an Election Case" to the Justices and attorneys of New York’s Appellate Division, Second Department.  Prof. Goldfeder chairs the New York City Bar Association's Committee on New York City Affairs, and previously chaired its Election Law Committee as well as the New York State Bar Association's Election Law and Government Affairs Committee of the General Practice Section. 
Prof. Goldfeder writes the “Government and Election Law” column in the New York Law Journal, and is a regular contributor to a variety of publications.
Prof. Goldfeder has received a variety of award for his civic service in the field of law, including in November 2017 the Judge Harold Tyler Award from the Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation (
Prior to being admitted to the bar, Prof. Goldfeder studied and taught political science.

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