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Professor David C. Vladeck Receives FTC Kirkpatrick Award

March 16, 2015 —

Professor David C. Vladeck Professor David C. Vladeck

Georgetown University Law Center Professor David C. Vladeck will be recognized with the Federal Trade Commission’s Miles W. Kirkpatrick Award for his public service and a “lifetime of inspired leadership” in the agency’s “core mission of consumer protection.” The award, which is the agency’s highest, will be presented to Vladeck and to William Baer, the current assistant attorney general for the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice and a former director of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition, at a ceremony commemorating the FTC’s centennial anniversary on March 16. 

“David Vladeck is a stellar public servant and a leader in the Georgetown community in every regard,” said Georgetown Law Dean William M. Treanor. “His contributions during his tenure at the FTC were profound. We are very proud of David and all that he has achieved.”

Established in 2001, the Kirkpatrick Award “honors the commitment and talent of individuals who have made lasting and significant contributions to the FTC throughout their public and private careers.” It is named after former FTC Chairman Miles Kirkpatrick. Previous recipients include former FTC Chairman and Georgetown Law Dean Robert Pitofsky.  

Vladeck served as director of the FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection from 2009 to 2012. At Georgetown Law, he teaches federal courts, civil procedure, administrative law and seminars in First Amendment litigation, and he co-directs the Institute for Public Representation and the Center on Privacy and Technology. 

Prior to joining the Law Center full-time faculty in 2002, Vladeck spent over 25 years with Public Citizen Litigation Group, a nationally prominent public interest law firm, handling and supervising complex litigation. He has briefed and argued a number of cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and more than 60 cases before federal courts of appeal and state courts of last resort.

Vladeck is a senior fellow of the Administrative Conference of the United States, an elected member of the American Law Institute and appointed member of the National Academy of Science’s Committee on Science, Technology and Law. He frequently testifies before Congress and writes on administrative law, preemption, First Amendment, privacy and access to justice issues.  

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