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Professor David C. Vladeck Installed as A.B. Chettle, Jr., Chair in Civil Procedure

March 13, 2017 —

Professor David C. Vladeck Professor David C. Vladeck

Professor David C. Vladeck (LL.M.’77) has been installed as the A.B. Chettle, Jr., Chair in Civil Procedure at Georgetown Law. The chair, which supports professors working to further the study and practice of legal process, was held by Professor Emerita Carrie Menkel-Meadow, the inaugural chair, from 2005 until her retirement in 2016. 

Vladeck was formally installed at a faculty retreat in February.

“David Vladeck is the perfect choice for this professorship,” said Georgetown Law Dean William M. Treanor. “From his litigation work with Public Citizen through his leadership role with our Institute for Public Representation, his government service with the Federal Trade Commission and now, his work with our technology curriculum and Privacy Legislation practicum, David continues to bring a wealth of experience and expertise to our community — benefitting students and colleagues alike.”

Vladeck, who joined the full-time Georgetown Law faculty in 2002, teaches federal courts, civil procedure, administrative law and a joint Georgetown Law-MIT Privacy Legislation: Law and Technology Practicum with Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya and MIT faculty. Among other roles, he has co-directed Georgetown Law’s Institute for Public Representation clinic and led a “D.C. Advantage” experiential learning module relating to technology. He is a faculty adviser of Georgetown’s new Institute for Technology Law & Policy, led by Alexandra Reeve Givens, and a faculty director of the Center on Privacy & Technology, led by Bedoya. Vladeck frequently testifies before Congress and writes on administrative law, preemption, First Amendment, privacy and consumer protection issues.  

From 2009 through 2012, Vladeck took leave from Georgetown Law to serve as the director of the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection. At the FTC, he supervised more than 430 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 full-time faculty, Vladeck spent more than 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 appellate and state courts. He is a Senior Fellow of the Administrative Conference of the United States, a Member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Science, Technology and Law, an elected member of the American Law Institute and a Trustee of the Natural Resources Defense Council.  

Vladeck holds a B.A. degree from New York University, a J.D. from Columbia Law School and an LL.M. from Georgetown Law. 

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