F. Scott Kieff

F. Scott Kieff

Scholar Title:

Stevenson Bernard Professor of Law

Department: School of Law

Colleges / Universities: George Washington University


2000 H St., NW
Washington, DC 20052

Phone Number: (202) 994-4644

Email: skieff@law.gwu.edu

F. Scott Kieff is the Stevenson Bernard Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Center for Law, Economics and Finance (C-LEAF) at George Washington University Law School. His research focuses on the law, economics, and politics of innovation, including entrepreneurship, corporate governance, finance, economic development, trade, intellectual property, antitrust, bankruptcy, medical ethics, technology policy, and health policy.

Professor Kieff was appointed as a Commissioner of the U.S. International Trade Commission by President Barack Obama and unanimously confirmed by the Senate; he served in this role from October 2013 through the summer of 2017. He also has served as an advisor to high-level government offices during the Bush, Obama, and Trump Presidential Administrations on national security and economics. In the private sector, he works through Kieff Strategies LLC to bring together fellow academics, former government officials, and business practitioners to collaboratively engage complex challenges facing firms in technology, finance, business, and law.

Professor Kieff was recognized as one of the Nation’s “Top 50 under 45” by the magazine IP Law & Business in May, 2008, and was inducted as a Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts in March, 2012.

Before attending law school at the University of Pennsylvania, he studied molecular biology and microeconomics at MIT and conducted research in molecular genetics at the Whitehead Institute.


B.S. M.I.T.

J.D. University of Pennsylvania