Professor Rochelle 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.  Dreyfuss holds B.A. and M.S. degrees in Chemistry.  A research chemist before entering Columbia University School of Law, she served as Articles and Book Review Editor of the Law Review.  She clerked for U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Chief Judge Wilfred Feinberg and for U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren E. Burger.  She is a member of the American Law Institute and was a co-Reporter for its Project on Intellectual Property: Principles Governing Jurisdiction, Choice of Law, and Judgments in Transnational Disputes.  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.   A past chair of the Intellectual Property Committee of the American Association of Law Schools, 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.  She recently helped organize the Academies’ workshop on the impact of political, economic, and technological pressures on US and international intellectual property policies. 


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