Professor David C. Vladeck
David directs the law school’s civil litigation clinic, which focuses on giving students a first-hand experience working on cases pending in federal district courts. In addition, he teaches federal courts, civil procedure, and a practicum that brings together law students and MIT graduate computer science students to solve privacy issues that stem from emerging technology. He also serves as faculty director of Georgetown Law’s Center on Privacy and Technology.
From 2009 to 2013, he took leave from the law school to direct the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. Before joining the Law Center faculty in 2002, he spent over 25 years with Public Citizen Litigation Group, where he engaged in complex litigation, mainly in federal court.
David is a member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Science, Law and Technology, a Trustee of the Natural Resources Defense Council, a member of the Board of the National Consumers Law Center, a Senior Fellow of the Administrative Conference of the United States, and a member of the American Law Institute.
Rachel joins the Civil Litigation Clinic from Covington & Burling LLP, where she focused primarily on insurance recovery litigation. She also discovered her true passion for public interest impact litigation at Covington, where she worked alongside a civil rights organization to challenge President Trump’s travel ban. Rachel was a judicial clerk for Judge Robin Rosenbaum on the 11th Circuit and Judge Geoffrey Crawford on the District of Vermont after graduating from Yale Law School in 2014. Rachel is excited to bring her passion for public interest work and litigation experience to the clinic. Outside law, Rachel enjoys hiking with her dog, reading fiction, playing pool, and all things French.
Niko is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the clinic. Prior to Georgetown Niko worked at various DC-area law firms as a paralegal. Niko is a graduate of Middlebury College and is married with two young children.