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.
Mr. Grossman has represented states in challenges to the constitutionality of federal statutes and the legality of federal environmental regulations, and is also active in commercial litigation. He is experienced in Supreme Court practice, authoring or contributing to many certiorari-stage filings, merits briefs and amicus briefs, and frequently “mooting” the nation’s top Supreme Court litigators and state solicitors general prior to their oral arguments before the Court.
Prior to joining BakerHostetler, Mr. Grossman served as Senior Legal Analyst for the Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at the Heritage Foundation where his research focused on law and finance, bankruptcy, national security law and the constitutional separation of powers.
Mr. Grossman has testified before the House and Senate Judiciary Committees numerous times on issues of constitutional law and legal policy. Mr. Grossman has testified before the House Judiciary Committee on history, current usage and constitutional basis of the state secrets privilege in litigation touching on national security issues. He also testified before that committee on constitutional issues that arose due to the federal government’s response to the recent financial crisis, focusing on the tension between Congress’s bankruptcy power and the Takings Clause and the Constitution’s basic protections of the rule of law. He was called to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the effect of proposed amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act on the business community, and ultimately convinced the Committee to make significant amendments to the House’s version of what became the ADA Amendments Act.
Mr. Grossman 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, Homeland Defense Journal, Class Action Watch, CQ Researcher and many others.
Mr. Grossman has written and published research on criminal law and “overcriminalization,” constitutional law, civil liberties and privacy, domestic intelligence operations, the legal aspects of economic regulation and civil justice reform.
Mr. Grossman served as a judicial clerk to Chief Judge Edith H. Jones of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifith Circuit.
In 2007, the Burton Foundation and the Library of Congress presented Mr. Grossman with the Burton Award for Legal Achievement, citing his research on federal evidentiary law and Internet communications technologies.
In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Grossman serves as a Legal Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, where he continues to write on constitutional law and advise Members of Congress on complex legal and policy issues. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar.
2/6/2013 - New York Times: David Rivkin Argues Detention Statute Should Be Upheld
11/9/2012 - BakerHostetler Obtains Major Win Protecting U.S. National Security Officials and Soldiers Against “Lawfare”
11/4/2012 - Grossman Publishes Op-Ed Article on the “The Myth of Auto Bailout Jobs” in Washington Examiner