Andrew Goldfrank

Andy Goldfrank currently serves as Chief of the U.S. Department of Justice's Land Acquisition Section ("-LAS") in Washington, D.C.; this section judiciously exercises the federal government's authority to acquire real property via eminent domain and promulgates standards for title examination and appraisal applicable to all federal land acquisitions. Andy is a graduate of New York University, B.A. Urban Design; University of Pennsylvania, M.S. Historic Preservation; and Fordham University School of Law, J.D. Upon graduating from law school, he served as an associate at Roberts, Sheridan & Kotel in New York handling complex civil litigation. Andy then clerked for the Honorable Marian Blank Horn on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C., before he joined LAS as a trial attorney in 1999. Andy has been involved in the initiation of thousands of direct condemnation cases and personally litigated dozens of eminent domain cases on projects such as the 107,000 acre expansion of Everglades National Park, the extension of WMATA's Blue Line, the protection of the Appalachian Trial, and most recently the construction of the Border Fence across the Southwest. He has taught courses on eminent domain and takings under the U.S. Constitution along with general civil litigation and evidentiary issues at a number of conferences and training seminars sponsored by ALI ABA, the Department's Office of Legal Education, and various agencies of the federal government.

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