Associate Professor Jeanne Fromer teaches in the areas of intellectual property and contracts. She specializes in information law, with particular emphasis on patent law, copyright law, law and technology, the legislative and administrative processes, and election law. Before coming to Fordham, Fromer served as a law clerk to Justice David H. Souter, U.S. Supreme Court, and Judge Robert D. Sack, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit. She also worked at Hale and Dorr LLP (now WilmerHale) as an intellectual property attorney. In addition, she was an Alexander Fellow with New York University School of Law and a resident fellow with Yale Law School’s Information SocietyProject.
Fromer earned her BA, summa cum laude, in computer science from Barnard College, Columbia University, and her SM in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As a graduate student, Fromer was both a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and an AT&T Laboratories Graduate Research Fellow. She worked at AT&T (Bell) Laboratories in the areas of artificial intelligence and computational linguistics. She received her JD, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School, serving as articles and commentaries editor of the Harvard Law Review and as editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology.