• Access to Justice Scholar

Danny Wilf-Townsend

  • Access to Justice Scholar
ABF Researcher

Danny Wilf-Townsend is an Associate Professor at Georgetown Law, where he teaches courses on civil procedure, consumer protection, and artificial intelligence. His work examines how the law gets applied at scale, with a particular focus on consumer transactions and class actions. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Harvard Law Review, Virginia Law Review, Fordham Law Review, Stanford Law Review Online, and Yale Law Journal Forum. Before entering academia, he was a public interest lawyer specializing in class actions and constitutional litigation.

He has a B.A. and J.D. from Yale University, and after graduating from Yale Law School clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.

Research Focus

Wilf-Townsend will examine the use of bank account garnishment as a debt collection tool in civil litigation in state courts. Although the threat of garnishment backstops much of civil litigation, little is known about its incidence or the efficacy of laws that are designed to protect against its abuse. His project will use a mixed methods approach examining a wide range of sources to shed light on this opaque but foundational aspect of civil justice.