Jerry Goldfeder’s forty-year election law practice has included representing a variety of high profile candidates and elected officials – including those aspiring to be Mayor, Governor and President of the United States. He also represents members of the United States Congress, the New York State legislature and New York’s City Council, as well as unions, not-for-profits, and a variety of groups on local, state and federal campaign finance law, lobbying compliance and governmental procedures. Mr. Goldfeder has also advised a number of clients pro bono, including the Center for Reproductive Rights, the New Pride Agenda and the New York Board of Rabbis.
When he is not advising clients, he is teaching, writing, appearing in the media and consulting on political law projects. Mr. Goldfeder teaches Election Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Fordham Law School (where he was voted Adjunct Professor of the Year in 2019 and 2015).
Mr. Goldfeder is a prolific writer, with numerous published articles. His scholarly works include his election law treatise Goldfeder’s Modern Election Law (now in its 5th Edition); Could Terrorists Derail a Presidential Election? (32 Fordham Urb. L.J. 523); and The Electoral College: An Introduction and Overview (85 Fordham L. Rev. 965). He also co-authors the New York Law Journal column Government and Election Law and writes periodic pieces in the popular media. He regularly holds seminars on running for office and other government-related topics for community and civic groups, such as the National Women’s Political Caucus, the Latino Leadership Institute, the New Leaders Council, and the New York City Women’s City Club. He recently served as a consultant to CNN’s mini-series The Race for the White House.