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Fellows Program 

Our Leo Model Foundation Government and Public Affairs Initiative Visitors Program invites leading policy and government experts to Penn Law.

Visitors are current or former government officials, policy makers, and lawyers, who enrich the intellectual life of the Penn Law community by sharing their expertise and on-the-ground perspective on law and policy with students and faculty. Our visitors teach seminars, deliver guest lectures, engage in career conversations with students, and are integrated into the law school community during their time here.

Our Distinguished Policy Fellows are current or former senior-level policy makers and government officials, such as former elected officials or top political appointees at the head of government agencies. 

Our Policy Fellows are accomplished current or former policy makers, government officials, lawyers, and other high-level government staff.

  • Troy Paredes
    Troy Paredes
    2014 & 2015
    Distinguished Policy Fellow
    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Former Commissioner
  • Nancy Nord
    Nancy Nord
    2017 - 2018
    Distinguished Policy Fellow
    U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Former Commissioner and Former Acting Chair
  • Joshua Wright
    Joshua Wright
    2018 - 2019
    Distinguished Policy Fellow
    Federal Trade Commission, Commissioner
  • Nicole Isaac
    Nicole Isaac
    Spring 2017
    Policy Fellow
    LinkedIn, Director of U.S. Public Policy and Government Affairs
  • Steven Croley
    Steven Croley
    Spring 2017
    Policy Fellow
    U.S. Department of Energy, Former General Counsel
  • Paul Noe
    Paul Noe
    Spring 2016
    Policy Fellow
    American Forest and Paper Association, Vice President of Public Policy
  • Shira Perlmutter
    Shira Perlmutter
    Fall 2017
    Policy Fellow
    U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs
  • Ilana Eisenstein
    Ilana Eisenstein
    2018 - 2019
    Policy Fellow
    U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the Solicitor General, Former Assistant to the Solicitor General U.S. Attorney’s Office of Delaware, Former Assistant U.S. Attorney