David C. Vladeck
David C. Vladeck directs the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection and the agency’sseven regional offices, including the than 450 lawyers, investigators, paralegals and support staffwho carry out the Bureau’s work to protect consumers against unfair, deceptive, or fraudulentpractices. He has spearheaded the FTC’s efforts to shut down “last dollar frauds” aimed ateconomically-vulnerable consumers; to fight abusive debt collection and mortgage foreclosepractices; to stop national advertisers from making unsubstantiated health claims; to bolsterprivacy protections through aggressive law enforcement and policy-making; to safeguardchildren’s privacy online; to establish greater international cooperation on anti-fraud and privacyenforcement; and to build partnerships with legal services providers and communityorganizations.
Ted Mermin, J.D., M.Ed., is the co-founder and Executive Director of Public Good. For the past decade, he has litigated consumer protection, First Amendment, and civil rights law cases at the trial and appellate levels, and has written and spoken extensively on issues of preemption, privacy, free speech, and unfair competition.
Deirdre K. Mulligan is an Assistant Professor at the UC Berkeley School of Information. She was previously the Director of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic and a Clinical Professor of Law at Berkeley Law. Before coming to UC Berkeley, she was staff counsel at the Center for Democracy & Technology in Washington.
Jennifer M. Urban joined Berkeley Law in 2009 as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic at the UC Berkeley School of Law. She comes to Berkeley Law from the University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law, where she founded and directed the USC Intellectual Property &Technology Law Clinic and taught classes on issues related to intellectual property, privacy and individual rights in a world of rapid technological and societal change.