Jeanne Fromer

Jeanne Fromer

Scholar Title: Professor

Department: School of Law

Colleges / Universities: New York University


40 Washington Square South, 310 C
New York, NY 10012

Phone Number: (212) 998-6129


Jeanne Fromer is a Professor at New York University School of Law where she teaches in the areas of intellectual property and contracts. She specializes in intellectual property and information law, with particular emphasis on unified theories of copyright and patent law. She is also Co-Director of the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy.

Professor Fromer has been widely published in many law reviews including the Emory Law Journal, the University Of Chicago Law Review, the Duke Law Journal, the Northwestern University Law Review, and many others. Her publications also include the book chapters “The Intellectual Property Clause’s Preemptive Effect” in Intellectual Property And The Common Law 265, edited by Shyamkrishna Balganesh (2013) and “Trade Secrecy in Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory” in The Law And Theory Of Trade Secrecy: A Handbook Of Contemporary Research 3, edited by Rochelle C. Dreyfuss & Katherine J. Strandburg (2011). In 2011, she was awarded the American Law Institute's inaugural Young Scholars Medal for her scholarship in intellectual property. Her work has also been selected for presentation twice (in 2009 and 2011) at the Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum and for inclusion twice (in 2009 and 2012) in West/Thomson's annual Intellectual Property Law Review. While attending Harvard Law School, she served as Articles and Commentaries Editor of the Harvard Law Review and as Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology.

Prior to joining NYU, Professor Fromer was an Associate Professor at Fordham University School of Law. She also served as a law clerk to Justice David H. Souter of the U.S. Supreme Court and to Judge Robert D. Sack of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Preceding that, she worked at Hale and Dorr LLP (now WilmerHale) in the area of intellectual property.


J.D. Harvard Law School, 2002

S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999

B.A. Barnard College, Columbia University, 1996