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Eight New Faculty Members to Join the Law Center

May 12, 2015 —

Jessica Clark Jessica Clark
Lilian Faulhaber Lilian Faulhaber
Brian Galle Brian Galle
Paul Ohm Paul Ohm
Jarrod Reich Jarrod Reich
Neel Sukhatme Neel Sukhatme
Yvonne Tew Yvonne Tew
Jamillah Bowman Williams Jamillah Bowman Williams

Georgetown University Law Center is pleased to announce the addition of eight new faculty members for the 2015-2016 academic year. They will strengthen Georgetown in a number of important areas, including tax, technology and privacy, corporate finance, comparative law, discrimination law, and legal research and writing.

“This is an extraordinarily talented group of scholars and teachers,” said Georgetown Law Dean William M. Treanor. “Our students will benefit for many years to come from this year’s remarkable entering faculty.”  

Jessica Clark arrives from George Washington University Law School, where she is associate professor of legal research and writing and associate director of the legal research and writing program. She was a visiting associate professor of legal research and writing at Georgetown Law from 2012 to 2014. Previously, she served as assistant counsel in the U.S. Department of the Navy’s Office of the General Counsel and as a cryptologic technician in the U.S. Navy.  She earned an undergraduate degree from Lawrence University, a master of social science from Syracuse University and a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School, where she was a dean’s fellow in the legal research and writing program and senior managing editor of the Public Contract Law Journal. She will teach legal research and writing at the Law Center. 

Lilian Faulhaber comes to Georgetown Law from Boston University School of Law. Since 2013, she has worked at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, where she is an adviser to the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Project. Before joining the Boston University faculty, she was a Climenko Fellow and lecturer on law at Harvard Law School. Her research and teaching interests include international tax law, federal income tax law, tax policy, European Union law and international law.  She clerked for Senior Judge Robert E. Keeton and Judge William G. Young, both on the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and was an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York. She has published articles on international taxation, tax avoidance, charitable giving and European Union law. A magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College, she received an M.Phil. from Cambridge University and a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she was editor-in-chief of the Harvard International Law Journal.  She will teach a taxation in the European Union seminar, taxation and international business transactions at Georgetown Law. 

Brian Galle arrives at the Law Center from Boston College Law School. Before that, he was on the faculty at Florida State University College of Law.  His research and teaching interests include taxation, nonprofit organizations, behavioral law and economics, federalism, and public finance economics. He was a visiting professor at the Law Center in the 2008-2009 academic year and has been a visitor at George Washington University Law School and a visiting fellow at the Urban/Brookings Tax Policy Center. He practiced for three years as an attorney in the Criminal Appeals and Tax Enforcement Policy Section of the Tax Division, U.S. Department of Justice. He also clerked for Judge Robert A. Katzmann of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit and Judge Stephen M. Orlofsky of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. He was twice selected to participate in the Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum, and appears in Brian Leiter's list of the top 10 most highly cited legal scholars in taxation. A graduate of Harvard College, he received a J.D. from Columbia, where he was special issues editor of the Columbia Law Review, and an LL.M. in taxation, with distinction, from Georgetown. He will teach taxation and a law and economics workshop at Georgetown Law. 

Paul Ohm comes to the Law Center from the University of Colorado Law School. His research and teaching focus on information privacy, computer crime law, internet law, and criminal procedure. Much of his scholarship examines how evolving technology disrupts individual privacy.  From 2012 to 2013, he served as senior policy adviser to the Federal Trade Commission, and before becoming a law professor, he worked as an honors program trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property section. Before that, he clerked for Judge Betty Fletcher of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and Judge Mariana Pfaelzer of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. He earned his law degree from UCLA and undergraduate degrees in computer science and electrical engineering from Yale. After college, he spent several years working as a computer programmer and network systems administrator.  He will teach information privacy law, computer crime law, a technology of privacy seminar, and criminal justice at the Law Center, and he will serve as a faculty director for Georgetown Law’s Center on Privacy and Technology.

Jarrod Reich joins the Law Center faculty from the Florida State University College of Law, where he focused his teaching on lawyering skills, including courses in legal writing, alternative dispute resolution, appellate advocacy and an in-house counsel externship seminar. He also served as the faculty adviser to Florida State’s dispute resolution and undergraduate moot court teams, and coached several of the College of Law’s moot court and mock trial teams. He was awarded the 2014 Open Door Teaching Award for his work mentoring and advising students. Prior to joining Florida State, he spent eight years at Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP as both an associate and as counsel, focusing his practice on complex commercial litigation.  In addition to his practice, from 2009 to 2013, he served as an adjunct professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he taught lawyering skills and legal writing and a judicial externship seminar. He served as a law clerk to Judge William J. Haynes, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. He graduated magna cum laude from Brandeis University and Order of the Coif from Vanderbilt University Law School, where he was managing editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review.  He will teach legal practice at the Law Center. 

Neel Sukhatme joins from Princeton University, where he received his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics. His dissertation focuses on empirical patent law, and his other research interests include law and economics, civil procedure, and corporate finance. He is also a visiting fellow at the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy at New York University School of Law, and he was awarded the 2014 Towbes Prize for Outstanding Teaching at Princeton. He previously clerked for Judge Vaughn R. Walker of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and Judge Ann Claire Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. He worked at the law firm of Latham & Watkins and has been published in the Harvard Law Review, William & Mary Law Review, Washington and Lee Law Review and Harvard International Law Journal. He is the lead programmer and patent counsel for Spindrop, a music technology company that he co-founded in 2010. He received a B.S. in computer engineering with a minor in mathematics with highest honors from the University of Illinois, and a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he served as notes editor of the Harvard Law Review. At Georgetown Law, he will teach corporate finance and a new seminar on empirical analysis for lawyers and policymakers.

Yvonne Tew arrives at Georgetown Law from New York University School of Law, where she is a Hauser Global Research Fellow. She teaches and writes in the areas of constitutional law and comparative constitutional law, and her other research interests include law and religion, family law and contracts.  She has taught at Columbia Law School as an associate-in-law, the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom and the University of Malaya in Malaysia. She also worked as an attaché at the Permanent Mission of Malaysia to the United Nations in New York. Her scholarship has been published in the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, the Cambridge Law Journal and several Commonwealth law journals, and her book on constitutional adjudication in Southeast Asia is forthcoming in 2016 with Oxford University Press. She received her first law degree from at the University of Cambridge graduating with Double First Class Honors. She then graduated from Harvard Law School with a Master of Laws (LL.M.), after winning the Cambridge-Harvard Law Link scholarship awarded to the top final-year graduates from the University of Cambridge admitted to Harvard Law School. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge, where she was a Gates Cambridge Scholar and served as editor-in-chief of the Cambridge Student Law Review. Her dissertation was awarded the Distinction in Research Prize in the Arts and Humanities by St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge. At the Law Center, she will teach constitutional law and a comparative constitutional law seminar. 

Jamillah Bowman Williams arrives at the Law Center from the American Bar Foundation in Chicago, where she is a visiting scholar. Her research focuses on contemporary bias, the effectiveness of antidiscrimination law and the capacity of law to promote compliance and social change. More specifically, she uses psychological theory and empirical analysis to examine the impact of antidiscrimination law on the individuals it was intended to protect. Her teaching interests include employment law, employment discrimination, law and society, and civil rights. A former National Science Foundation fellow, she worked as an associate in the employment law practice of Paul Hastings, LLP in Chicago, where she specialized in conducting privileged diagnostics and employment processes and advising employers on diversity/inclusion programs. She received a B.S. in business administration from Georgetown University, an M.A. in higher education from the University of Michigan, a J.D. from Stanford Law School and a Ph.D. in sociology from Stanford University. At Georgetown Law, she will teach employment discrimination and a contemporary bias and law seminar.  


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