Goldfeder Goes Ivy League

ALBANY—Omnipresent election lawyer Jerry Goldfeder, who left Andrew Cuomo's office last summer to join the law firm Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, will be teaching this spring at the University of Pennsylvania law school, the firm announced.

Goldfeder has previously taught at Fordham Law School. He will commute to Philadelphia one day a week for the adjunct position.

Here's the release from his firm:

New York, NY, January 14, 2009…Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, a national law firm with offices in New York, Los Angeles and Miami today announced that election lawyer Jerry H. Goldfeder has been appointed as a Lecturer-in-Law at University of Pennsylvania Law School and will begin teaching Election Law for the Spring 2009 semester. Mr. Goldfeder will teach once a week while maintaining his practice at Stroock.   From 2003 through this year, he taught Election Law at Fordham Law School.  

Mr. Goldfeder is a veteran election lawyer with over 25 years of trial and appellate experience. His practice includes representing elected officials, candidates for public office, partnerships and corporations in the areas of campaign finance, voting rights and public integrity defense.

Prior to joining Stroock, Mr. 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, Mr. 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.

Mr. Goldfeder is the author of the recently-published treatise, "Goldfeder's Modern Election Law," and taught Election Law as an Adjunct Professor at Fordham Law School from 2003-2009.  He regularly lectures on "How to Decide an Election Case" to the Justices and attorneys of the Appellate Division, Second Department and chairs the Election Law Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.  Mr. Goldfeder has written articles for the Fordham Urban Law Journal, the New York Law Journal and the New York Times; regularly appears on TV and radio as an election and campaign finance expert; and has taught Election Law and Ethics in numerous CLE courses.