Senior Legal Policy Analyst, Center for Legal and Judicial Studies
areas of expertise: Legal Issues, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Privacy, Technology
Andrew M. Grossman is The Heritage Foundation's Senior Legal Policy Analyst.
In this position, Grossman researches federal criminal law and the problem of "overcriminalization" – the practice of turning minor civil offenses into serious criminal acts.
He also studies constitutional law; national security, civil liberties and privacy issues; domestic intelligence operations; the legal aspects of economic regulation; and tort law.
Before being named a Senior Legal Policy Analyst in January 2008, Grossman was a writer, editor and general analyst at Heritage, contributing to the think tank's research programs in domestic and economic policy, foreign policy and legal affairs.
His research subjects have included the Internet and data privacy, the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), Medicare reform and congressional parliamentary procedure. Grossman's other research has covered law and economics, regulatory affairs, technology, entitlement reform and energy policy.
Over the years, Grossman's work has been published in dozens of newspapers and magazines, from USA Today to McSweeney's to the socialist Modern Times. Before joining Heritage in 2003, Grossman managed city- and state-level campaigns in Philadelphia.
In 2007, the Burton Foundation and the Library of Congress presented to Grossman a Burton Award for Legal Achievement for his research on federal evidentiary law and Internet communications technologies.
Grossman is a graduate of the George Mason University School of Law, where he received the Adrian S. Fischer for Best Student Research and the Betty Southard Murphy Award for Constitutional Law. He also served as Senior Articles Editor of the George Mason Law Review.
Grossman received his master's degree in government from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007, where he founded the Pennsylvania Independent, a student newspaper. In 2002, Grossman received a bachelor's degree in economics and anthropology from Dartmouth College, where he edited The Dartmouth Review.