Ed has over 20 years of government and legal experience – his practice areas include; election, employment and administrative law. He has advised elected officials, candidates and campaigns on issues involving: ballot access; voting rights; local, state and federal campaign finance law; and, compliance.
He has represented individuals, unions and corporations in matters before federal and state courts, as well as administrative agencies – including an Article 78 petition and successful appeal before the 1st Dept. Appellate Division, on behalf of the NYC Central Labor Council and Building & Construction Trades Council – granting them equitable relief against the Mayor, NYPD and City of New York by reinstating the 2000 “Labor Day Parade.”
He has written and collaborated on amicus briefs for the NYC Central Labor Council and NYC Bar Association; and, as a member of the State Affairs Committee, was the principal author of a report for The Record entitled, “Supporting Legislative Rules Reform – ‘The Fundamentals.’”
He worked for several years as a staff member for the U.S. House Committee on Interior & Insular Affairs and has managed or been the field director for various local, state and federal campaigns in New York. He has trained poll watchers and election observers for presidential and legislative races and traveled throughout New York state to support or manage voter protection operations (“boiler rooms”). In 2008, he led an election observation team in Chesapeake, Virginia for then-Senator Barack Obama’s presidential campaign.
He lives in New York City and is a member of Manhattan Community Board 8 – he Co-Chairs the Housing Committee.