Andrew M. Grossman is a visiting legal fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, where he researches and writes about law and finance, bankruptcy, national security law and the constitutional issue of separation of powers.
Grossman is a frequent adviser to Congress on complex legal and policy issues, particularly concerning constitutional limitations on federal power. He has testified numerous times before both the House and Senate judiciary committees.
In addition to articles in journals and professional publications, Grossman’s legal commentary has appeared in dozens newspapers and periodicals, including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times and the online journals Homeland Defense Journal, Class Action Watch and CQ Researcher, among others.
He is a regular commentator on legal issues on radio and television, having appeared on Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, NPR and its affiliates, CBN and elsewhere.
Outside Heritage, Grossman is a litigator in the Washington office of the global law firm Baker & Hostetler. He has represented states in challenges to the constitutionality of federal statutes and the legality of federal environmental regulations. He also is active in commercial litigation.
He has participated in cases before the Supreme Court by authoring or contributing to certori-stage filings, merits briefs and amicus briefs and by “mooting” top Supreme Court litigators and state solicitors general before they make their oral arguments.
Grossman originally joined Heritage in 2003, rising from writer, editor and general analyst to senior legal policy analyst. Before his departure in 2009, he researched and wrote about issues as diverse as bankruptcy and “overcriminalization.”
In 2007, the Burton Foundation and the Library of Congress presented Grossman with the Burton Award for Legal Achievement, citing his research on federal evidentiary law and Internet communications technologies.
He is a graduate of the George Mason University School of Law, where he received the Adrian S. Fischer Award for Student Research and the Betty Southard Murphy Award for Constitutional Law. He also served as senior articles editor of George Mason Law Review and was a judicial clerk to Chief Judge Edith H. Jones of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Grossman received his master's degree in government from the University of Pennsylvania and his bachelor's degree in economics and anthropology from Dartmouth College, where he edited The Dartmouth Review.
He currently resides in Washington, D.C.