BigLaw Democrat wins case for Republican client

The lawyer who served on President Obama’s litigation team got his client considered in a congressional district primary against a state senator.

A BigLaw lawyer famous for his numerous ties with the Democratic Party has successfully litigated on behalf of a Republican.
According to Bloomberg Law, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan special counsel Jerry Goldfeder got his client Philip “Flip” Pidot considered in the Republican primary he has been fighting for the 3rd congressional district of New York.
Pidot, despite having the required number of signatures to put be on the ballot, had been locked out of the primary.
With the Board of Elections ruling he wasn’t allowed to run, Pidot got the services of Goldfeder who was a previously a member of President Obama’s litigation team.
“He called me, he came to speak with me, and the facts of the case were pretty simple and compelling,” Goldfeder told Big Law Business.
Though the New York State Supreme Court ruled on June 24 that it would be “impossible” to print new ballots before the scheduled June 28 primary, a Syracuse-based judge ruled August 17 that a primary where Pidot was considered, and put on the ballot, must be held.
Goldfeder said that he thought the supreme courts’ ruling was “extremely unfair to both [Pidot] and the voters of the Republican Party who wanted a primary.”
According to Bloomberg, Pidot will be pitted against State Sen. Jack Martins in the October 6 Republican primary.
Goldfeder, who also actively fundraises for Hillary Clinton, said that he didn’t mind representing a member of the Grand Old Party and just wanted Republican voters had choices on their ballots.

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