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Joseph Vardner


Adjunct Professor of Law



  • First-Year Legal Writing, Fordham University School of Law, 2020-present
  • Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center, Legal Research, Analysis & Writing for LL.M.s, 2014-2018


  • Council Member, District of Columbia Financial Services Regulatory Sandbox and Innovation, 2019-present 
  • Antitrust Compliance Officer, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 2018-present
  • Associate, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, 2015-2018
  • Trial Attorney, Department of Justice, 2011-2015


  • Harvard Law School, J.D. 2011 cum laude
         Heyman Fellow, Harvard Law School
         Submissions Editor & Line Editor, Harvard Journal of Law & Technology
         First Place, National Giles Patent Moot Court before the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
  • University of California at Los Angeles, B.S. 2006 (Civil Engineering)


  • The Statutory Presumption of Patent Validity in Antitrust Cases, 25 Harv. J. Law & Tech. 225
  • Negotiating Trade Agreements, 2013 AIPLA Spring Meeting Paper, with Stanford McCory, Asst. U.S. Trade Representative

Mailing Address

Fordham University School of Law
Legal Writing Program
150 West 62nd Street, Room 7-175
New York, NY 10023