Andrew M. Grossman

Associate

Washington, D.C.
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Andrew Grossman is a veteran of the Washington policymaking community with recognized experience in constitutional law and legal policy that he brings to his litigation practice. He files briefs that attract attention in high-stakes litigation before the United States Supreme Court and the federal courts of appeals. 

Andrew 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 has testified before the House and Senate Judiciary Committees numerous times on issues of constitutional law and legal policy and frequently advises Members of Congress on complex legal and policy issues.

Select Experience

  • Represented the Center for Class Action Fairness and several objecting class members in a high-profile challenge to the use of "cy pres" awards in class action settlements. Authored a Supreme Court petition for certiorari that attracted notice from the New York TimesWall Street Journal, and other media and drew a rare concurring statement by the Chief Justice adopting the petition's policy arguments.
  • 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.
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Experience

  • Represented the Center for Class Action Fairness and several objecting class members in a high-profile challenge to the use of "cy pres" awards in class action settlements. Authored a Supreme Court petition for certiorari that attracted notice from the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and other media and drew a rare concurring statement by the Chief Justice adopting the petition's policy arguments.
  • 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.
  • Has taken the lead on briefing in the Section 1983 Civil Rights Action case brought against several Wisconsin state government officials alleged to have initiated a sprawling John Doe investigation directed solely at conservatives in retaliation for their policy and political activism.
  • Has taken the lead on briefing in complex and high-value tax disputes before the Ninth and Eleventh Circuits that received significant coverage in the trade press.
  • Represented Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and Kelly Ayotte in Second Circuit litigation challenging the constitutionality of the military detention-related provisions contained in the National Defense Authorization Act.
  • Has filed briefs amicus curiae attracting substantial commentary and response in numerous Supreme Court cases involving First Amendment rights, equal protection and racial preferences, bankruptcy law and policy, administrative law and statutory interpretation, international law, and the constitutional separation of powers.
  • Member of team that represented 26 states challenging the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Recognitions

  • Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2014)
  • Burton Foundation and Law Library of Congress: Burton Award for Legal Achievement (2007)

Community

  • Cato Institute: Adjunct Scholar

Pro Bono

  • Fisher v. University of Texas
  • National Black Chamber of Commerce
  • Harris v. Quinn 

Services

Prior Positions

  • Judicial Clerk for Chief Judge Edith H. Jones of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Heritage Foundation Center for Legal and Judicial Studies: Senior Legal Analyst

Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2012
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2013
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 2012
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 2012
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2010
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, 2010
  • District of Columbia, 2008

Education

  • 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