Vanessa A. Nadal

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Adjunct Professor of Law

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Vanessa A. Nadal is global marketing counsel at The Estée Lauder Companies where she draws on her science background to assess complex performance and provide legal review of advertising claims for cosmetic, skincare, and makeup products made in all media globally.

She is also the co-creator and co-professor of the first law school course on U.S. Cosmetics Regulation which covers governmental, industrial, and societal regulations for making and selling cosmetics.

After earning her B.S. in chemical engineering at MIT, Ms. Nadal began her professional career as a research and development scientist at Johnson & Johnson. There, she developed and tested innovative technologies for skincare products. Drawing on her critical thinking skills, Ms. Nadal turned her sights to law.

Upon completing her J.D. at Fordham Law, Ms. Nadal was a litigation associate at Jones Day, where she worked on federal, state, and international disputes. She has experience in a variety of subjects, including FDA, FTC and CRA law, intellectual property and contract law, and the False Claims Act.


Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York JD, 2010

Universidad Pontificia Comillas ICADE, Madrid, Spain JD study abroad, 2009

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, Massachusetts BS, chemical engineering, 2004


  • State of New York Appellate Division, First Department
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York Professional & Community Involvement

Organizations and Committees

  • Member, Mayor’s Advisory Committee on the Judiciary, The City of New York, 2018 - 2021

Mailing Address

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