Daniel Wilf-Townsend

Daniel Wilf-Townsend

Harry A. Bigelow Teaching Fellow, Lecturer in Law

Daniel Wilf-Townsend is a Harry A. Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Law. His research lies primarily in the fields of civil procedure, federal courts, and consumer protection, with a particular focus on how our nation's civil justice systems handle the numerous smaller-scale disputes that arise in commerce and everyday life. His current projects examine issues related to unrepresented defendants in high-volume civil disputes, such as debt collection or foreclosure litigation. Danny's previous work has been cited by federal district and circuit courts confronting questions of Article III standing and personal jurisdiction.

Before becoming a Bigelow Fellow, Danny was a litigator at Gupta Wessler, PLLC, where he primarily represented consumers, workers, and public entities in class actions and constitutional litigation. In that role, Danny briefed or argued dozens of cases in courts around the country, at every level of the federal judiciary and in several state courts. Danny holds a BA from Yale College and JD from Yale Law School. After graduating from law school, he served as a law clerk to Judge Marsha Berzon on the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Judge Jeffrey Meyer on the US District Court for the District of Connecticut.