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Aaron Foldenauer is a litigator and political advocate with over fifteen years of legal experience.  Aaron is perhaps most well-known for successfully challenging gerrymandered district lines in the State of New York and, after months of litigation, successfully obtaining court orders requiring the New York State Assembly district lines to be redrawn. 

Appearing regularly before the New York City and New York State Boards of Elections and the New York City Campaign Finance Board, Aaron has represented numerous candidates for elected office, with a reputation for fighting tirelessly to get them on the ballot and obtain the funding they deserve.  In 2021, in connection with his candidacy for Mayor of New York City, Aaron secured the top ballot position in the hotly contested Democratic Primary.

For over a decade, Aaron worked at some of the world’s leading law firms, representing Fortune 500 companies and before regulators and in courts across the country.  He continues his work as a litigator today, not only as an Election Attorney but also in connection with major employment discrimination cases and business litigations.

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Practice Areas

Campaign Finance

Aaron is well-versed in both the practical and legal aspects of maximizing campaign funding at the federal, state, and local level for both candidates and Political Action Committees.

Election Law

As a former candidate himself, Aaron concentrates his practice on representing candidates and organizations seeking to make a difference.

Ballot Access

Getting on the ballot is a veritable minefield. Ranging from petitioning, appearing before the Board of Elections, and to litigating in Court, Aaron knows how to do it.

Employment Law

Employees are routinely mistreated in the workplace. Aaron has represented over a dozen women and minorities who were victims of employment discrimination.

Political Committees

Aaron represents Political Action Committees, Super PACs, and Non-Profit Organizations that are seeking to put their money to work to serve the public good.

Business Litigation

After battling some of the top litigators in the world for more than fifteen years, Aaron has a winning record before government regulators and courts across the country.

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Election Attorney. Litigator. Advocate.

Aaron has represented dozens of candidates for elected office before the New York City Board of Elections, New York State Board of Elections, and New York City Campaign Finance Board.  His clients include candidates for President of the United States of America, United States Congress, Governor of the State of New York, New York State Assembly, New York State Senate, New York City Public Advocate, and New York City Council.

Academic Achievement

Aaron graduated as the class valedictorian of Hampden-Sydney College. At the University of Virginia School of Law, he served on the Virginia Law Review and earned a multi-year scholarship for the study of law and economics.

Practical Experience

As a former candidate for New York City Council and Mayor of New York City, Aaron offers clients unparalleled practical advice in navigating the thicket of laws and regulations, and negotiating with political operatives, while running for office.

Strategically Located

Aaron’s home and office both are in the Financial District, within minutes of the Board of Elections, the Campaign Finance Board, and federal and state courthouses.  Aaron is routinely available to meet with clients and personally appear before courts and regulators.


Words From Aaron's Clients

  • “I am delighted to have Aaron Foldenauer join us as our General Counsel.  Aaron’s legal acumen and dedication to justice are vital in ensuring our campaign maintains the utmost integrity while we strive for ballot access across all 50 states.”

    Cornel West
    Candidate for President of the United States of America
  • Aaron is a true virtuoso when it comes to campaign finance compliance, the public matching funds program, and post-election audits.  I was honored to have Aaron as a key member of my campaign team as I fought for real change on the North Shore of Staten Island.

    Amoy Barnes
    Candidate for NY City Council, District 49 (Staten Island)
  • With Aaron’s knowledge of the campaign finance laws, Aaron levels the playing field for poor and minority candidates who are up against the system.

    Edwin De La Cruz
    Candidate for NY City Council, District 10 (Manhattan)
  • Aaron’s experience as both an Election Attorney and former candidate for Mayor of New York City shines through.  His practical and legal advice throughout petitioning ensured that my name appeared on the ballot.  In addition, Aaron’s mastery of the campaign finance system maximized the public funding my campaign received.

    Tiffany Winbush
    Candidate for NY City Council, District 1 (Lower Manhattan)