Jerry H. Goldfeder
Lecturer in Law
Jerry H. Goldfeder, Special Counsel at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP in Manhattan, is a prominent election lawyer with over thirty 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.
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 under then-Senator David A. Paterson from 2003 to 2004.
He is the author of the treatise Goldfeder's Modern Election Law, now in its Third 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 here.
In addition to teaching Election Law at Penn, he teaches the subject as an Adjunct Professor at Fordham Law School; 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 Election Law and Government Affairs Committee of the General Practice Section of the New York State Bar Association, and writes the “Government and Election Law” column in the New York Law Journal.
Prior to being admitted to the bar, Prof. Goldfeder studied and taught political science.