Professor Wilf-Townsend’s research lies primarily in the fields of civil procedure, federal courts, and consumer protection law. He focuses on how the design of legal institutions influences whether and how the law gets converted from words on paper into outcomes in everyday life. At Georgetown, he will teach Civil Procedure as well as a seminar that examines how and why the law intervenes in consumer markets.

Professor Wilf-Townsend’s work has been published or is forthcoming in the Harvard Law Review, Fordham Law Review, Yale Law Journal Forum, and Stanford Law Review Online, and has been cited by federal district and circuit courts confronting questions of Article III standing and personal jurisdiction. Before coming to Georgetown, he was a Bigelow Fellow at the University of Chicago; before that, he represented consumers, workers, and public entities in class actions and constitutional litigation as a litigator at Gupta Wessler, PLLC. He also served as a law clerk to Judge Marsha Berzon on the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Judge Jeffrey Meyer on the US District Court for the District of Connecticut. He holds a BA from Yale College and JD from Yale Law School.