Jerry H. Goldfeder Joins Stroock's Litigation and Government Relations Practice

Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:45pm EDT

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  NEW YORK, NY, Jul 22 (MARKET WIRE) -- 
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP (, a national law firm with
offices in New York, Los Angeles and Miami today announced that prominent
election lawyer Jerry H. Goldfeder has joined the firm's Litigation and
Government Relations practice as a Special Counsel.

    Mr. Goldfeder most recently served as Special Counsel to New York State
Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo, where his portfolio included public
integrity matters. Prior to joining Attorney General Cuomo's office last
year, Mr. Goldfeder was a trial and appellate attorney in private practice
for over twenty-five years. Mr. Goldfeder also served as Special Counsel
to the New York State Senate Democratic Conference under then-Senator
David A. Paterson.

    Mr. Goldfeder will be resuming his representation of elected officials,
candidates for public office, partnerships and corporations in the areas
of campaign finance, voting rights and public integrity defense; and he
will be representing clients with interests in pending legislation and
regulatory issues in New York City, Albany and Washington DC.

    "We are delighted to have someone of Jerry's talent join our firm. He will
be a valuable addition to our growing Government Relations practice," said
Stroock's co-Managing Partner, Alan M. Klinger. Head of Stroock's
Government Relations practice, Robert Abrams added, "Jerry Goldfeder
brings a wealth of experience and sound judgment that will be of value to
our firm's clients."

    Mr. Goldfeder noted, "I have served as co-counsel with Stroock lawyers in
the past, and have the highest regard for their expertise and
professionalism. This is an extremely good fit for me."

    Mr. Goldfeder is the author of the recently published treatise
"Goldfeder's Modern Election Law," and teaches Election Law as an Adjunct
Professor at Fordham Law School. 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.

    Mr. Goldfeder received his B.A. from Brooklyn College in 1968; his M.A. in
political science from UCLA in 1972; and his J.D. from the Benjamin N.
Cardozo School of Law in 1979, where he served on the law review.

    Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP is a law firm providing transactional and
litigation guidance to leading multinational corporations, investment
banks and venture capital firms in the U.S. and abroad. Stroock's
emphasis on client service and innovation has made it one of the nation's
leading law firms for 130 years. Stroock's practice areas include: capital
markets/securities, commercial finance, government relations, mergers &
acquisitions and joint ventures, private equity/venture capital, private
funds, derivatives and commodities, employment law and benefits, energy
and project finance, entertainment, environmental law, financial
restructuring, financial services litigation, insurance, intellectual
property, investment management, litigation, personal client services,
real estate, structured finance and tax. For more information, please
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