David Vladeck

Senior Fellow

David C. Vladeck is Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Institute for Public Representation at Georgetown University Law Center.  He was formerly the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection of the Federal Trade Comission.  He is also the former Director of the Public Citizen Litigation Group and a former Member Scholar of the Center for Progressive Reform.  Vladeck has practiced for more than 25 years in one of the nation’s preeminent public interest law firms. He is an expert in the areas of Administrative Law, Occupational Safety and Health Law, Food and Drug Law, First Amendment Law, and Civil Procedure.

Prior to joining the Georgetown faculty full-time, Vladeck spent more than 25 years at Public Citizen Litigation Group, first as a staff attorney, and then for ten years as its director. He has handled a broad range of litigation, including First Amendment, health and safety, civil rights, class actions, and open government cases. He has argued a number of cases before the United States Supreme Court, state courts of last resort, and more than 50 cases before the federal courts of appeal. He also testifies frequently before Congress and writes on administrative and constitutional issues. He has served on the Council of the Administrative Law Section of the American Bar Association and as a Public Member of the Administrative Conference of the United States. Vladeck was an inaugural member of the “Public Interest Hall of Fame,” and was honored by Legal Times in May 2008 as one of the most influential lawyers in Washington, D.C., over the past 30 years.