Life Member

Professor Rochelle C. Dreyfuss

New York, NY
New York University School of Law
Wellesley College, BA (Chemistry)
University of California at Berkeley, MS (Chemistry)
Columbia Law School, JD

Rochelle C. Dreyfuss is the Pauline Newman Professor of Law at New York University School of Law and co-Director of its Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy.    Her scholarship focuses on intellectual property law and international intellectual property.  She holds a B.A. degree in Chemistry from Wellesley College, an M.S. in Chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley, and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.  Before entering law school, she was a research chemist at Vanderbilt University, Albert Einstein Medical School, and the firm that is now Novartis.  After law school and before joining the NYU faculty, she clerked at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit for Chief Judge Wilfred Feinberg and at the U.S. Supreme Court for Chief Justice Warren E. Burger.  She was a co-Reporter for its ALI’s Project on Intellectual Property: Principles Governing Jurisdiction, Choice of Law, and Judgments in Transnational Disputes (2008).  She was a consultant to the Federal Courts Study Committee, to the Presidential Commission on Catastrophic Nuclear Accidents, and to the Federal Trade Commission and served on the Secretary of Health and Human Services’ Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society.   She was also a member of the National Academies Committees on Intellectual Property in Genomic and Protein Research and Innovation, on Intellectual Property Rights in the Knowledge-Based Economy, and on Science, Technology, and Law.  In 20219-2020, she served as the Arthur Goodhart Visiting Professor in Legal Science at Cambridge University

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Areas of Expertise
Intellectual Property
Civil Practice & Procedure (Litigation)