Jerry H. Goldfeder (@JerryGoldfeder) has practiced election and campaign finance law for over forty years, currently at the Stroock law firm in Manhattan. He is also the Director of the Voting Rights and Democracy Project at the Fordham Law School, where he has taught Election Law for twenty years and was twice voted Adjunct Professor of the Year. He also taught the subject for ten years at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
He currently serves as Chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Task Force on Voting Rights; special advisor to the American Bar Association’s Election Law Committee; and as a member of the Rule of Law Task Force of the New York City Bar Association, where he previously served as Chair of its Election Law Committee and New York City Municipal Affairs Committee. Goldfeder is the author of the treatise Goldfeder’s Modern Election Law (N.Y. Legal Publishing Corp.), now in its Sixth Edition, and writes the New York Law Journal’s column on Election and Political Law.
Goldfeder is the recipient of numerous award and recognitions, including the Botein Award for Excellence in Legal Writing, and the New York Law Journal’s Lifetime Achievement Award. A fuller list can be found here. He also is a prolific writer, and a sampling of his publications can be found here.
Prior to joining Stroock, Goldfeder served as Special Counsel for Public Integrity for the New York State Attorney General.
In addition to his professional activities, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Bella Abzug Leadership Institute, and as an ex-officio member of the Board of Trustees of the Museum of the City of New York. He previously served as a Board member of the Latino Leadership Institute.
He was in the first class of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University, where he served on its Law Review, and received a Masters in Political Science at UCLA. Previously, he taught fifth grade in Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn, NY. He is also on LinkedIn.