Andrew M. Grossman is co-leader of the firm’s national appellate practice. He has appeared before nearly all the federal courts of appeals, as well as some state appellate courts, litigating high-profile and complex commercial, administrative and constitutional issues.
He has also received attention for his work before the United States Supreme Court, including for First Amendment cases, many prominent amicus briefs and his recent grant of certiorari in a major class-action challenge.
Andrew has developed and implemented litigation and administrative strategies for clients in several fields and industries. He regularly works with practice groups across BakerHostetler to identify and tackle complex issues, advise on administrative law and strategy, tee up issues for appeal and tackle appeals.
In addition to his practice, Andrew advises members of Congress on matters of constitutional and administrative law, having testified more than a dozen times before the House and Senate Judiciary Committees.
He has been a frequent legal commentator on radio and television, having appeared on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, NPR and its affiliates, CBN and elsewhere. His legal commentary has also appeared in dozens of magazines and newspapers, including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times and many others.
Andrew is an Adjunct Scholar at the Cato Institute’s Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies. He is also a member of the leadership of the Federalist Society, and previously served as a fellow and policy analyst at the Heritage Foundation’s Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies. Additionally, he clerked for Judge Edith H. Jones on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
- Obtained a favorable outcome on the first-ever decision from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recognizing the right to obtain pre-enforcement review of agencies’ compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The decision set a powerful precedent for regulated parties to challenge unlawful government action.
- Developed and executed a nationwide litigation strategy to recognize and enforce public workers’ First Amendment associational rights in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME.
- Developed and executed a litigation strategy to repel an unlawful investigation launched against a major D.C. policy institution in retaliation for its First Amendment-protected advocacy that resulted in abandonment of the investigation.
- Represented national political party delegate in successful challenge to strike down Virginia’s delegate-binding law.
- Represents a national talk-radio host in high-profile libel suit raising novel First Amendment issues.
- Represents a major D.C. think tank and one of its fellows in their First Amendment defense to defamation claims brought by a climate activist. Established, in that litigation, right to interlocutory appeal under D.C. Anti-SLAPP Act.
Community : Cato Institute: Adjunct Scholar
- J.D., George Mason University School of Law, magna cum laude; Adrian S. Fischer Award for Student Research; Betty Southard Murphy award for Constitutional Law; Senior Articles Editor, George Mason Law Review
- M.G.A./M.P.A., University of Pennsylvania
- B.A., Dartmouth College, cum laude; Editor, The Dartmouth Review
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
- U.S. Tax Court
- District of Columbia
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