Professor Vladeck teaches civil procedure, federal courts, a practicum on privacy and technology (taught jointly with MIT), and directs the Civil Litigation Clinic, a student clinic that handles trial court litigation focused on public-interest cases. He also serves as Faculty Director of the Law Center’s Center on Privacy and Technology.
From 2002 to 2009, Professor Vladeck served as Director of the Civil Rights section of Georgetown Law’s Institute for Public Representation, a student clinic that handles complex trial court and appellate litigation focused on civil rights and other public-interest litigation, while also teaching civil procedure and federal courts. From 2009 to 2012, Professor Vladeck took leave from Georgetown to serve as the Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection.
At the FTC, he supervised the Bureau’s 450 lawyers, investigators, paralegals and support staff in carrying out the Bureau’s work to protect consumers from unfair, deceptive or fraudulent practices. Before joining the Law Center faculty full-time in 2002, Professor Vladeck spent over 25 years with Public Citizen Litigation Group, a national public interest law firm, serving the last ten years as the Group’s director. He has briefed and argued a number of cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and more than sixty cases before federal courts of appeal and state courts of law resort.
He is a Senior Fellow of the Administrative Conference of the United States, a member of the National Academy of Sciences’ Committee on Law, Science and Technology, and an elected member of the American Law Institute. He also serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Natural Resources Defense Council, and on the boards of the National Consumers Law Center and the Center for Democracy and Technology. Professor Vladeck frequently testifies before Congress and writes on administrative law, First Amendment, consumer protection, privacy, and access to justice issues.
Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals
Selected Contributions to Other Publications
U.S. Supreme Court Briefs
"Secretive phone apps installed on state phones during Greitens tenure," coverage by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, January 9, 2019, quoting Professor David Vladeck.
"NLRB’s Handling of Joint Employer Petitions: Fodder for Lawsuits (1)," coverage by Bloomberg Law, December 10, 2018, quoting Professor David Vladeck.
"Data Sheet—Forcing Facebook to Behave," coverage in Fortune, December 7, 2018, featuring Professor David Vladeck.
"Consumer group says most U.S. cancer centers use misleading ads," coverage by NBC News, November 19, 2018, quoting Professor David Vladeck.