Jerry H. Goldfeder
Telephone: 212-806-5857; 917-680-3132
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
180 Maiden Lane
New York, NY 10038
Jerry H. Goldfeder is Special Counsel at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, specializing in election and campaign finance law, public integrity investigations, and regulatory compliance. Prior to joining Stroock, he served as Special Counsel to former New York State Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo. He practices law in Manhattan and has represented elected officials and candidates for public office for over thirty-five years—from local office to President of the United States.
Professor Goldfeder is the author of the highly acclaimed treatise Goldfeder's Modern Election Law, now in its Fifth Edition. He writes the Government and Election Law column for the New York Law Journal and has written and lectured extensively on election law reform, the presidential election process, and a variety of other governmental issues. Articles featuring him and his work have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and other media. During the 2016 presidential election, he served as a consultant to CNN’s mini-series, the Race for the White House.
He recently served as Chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Task Force on the Presidential Election and has served as Chair of the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on New York City Affairs and its Committee on Election Law.
Prior to his admission to the bar, Prof. Goldfeder studied and taught political science at UCLA and Brooklyn College. He was in the first class of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University, where he served on the Law Review.
Prof. Goldfeder is a two-time recipient of Fordham’s Adjunct Teacher of the Year (2019 and 2015), and has been honored for his professional and community service by the Brooklyn Legal Services Corp. and the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty; he was recently presented with the Corporate Social Responsibility Award in Labor & Law by City & State. He was recently named a Lifetime Achievement awardee by the New York Law Journal and received the Burton Award for excellence in legal writing.
He is a member of the Board of Advisors of Let America Vote, a member of the Board of the Bella Abzug Leadership Institute, and a trustee of the Museum of the City of New York.