Brad Wendel is Edwin H. Woodruff Professor at Cornell Law School, where he teaches Professional Responsibility, Torts, and Products Liability. His scholarship is in the area of theoretical legal ethics and the law governing lawyers. He is the co-editor of a law school Professional Responsibility casebook, co-editor of a Torts casebook, and author of a student textbook on Professional Responsibility, along with numerous law review articles and academic books. For over a decade Brad has provided legal advice to clients and law firms in connection with commercial litigation financing transactions. He serves as outside ethics advisor to Validity Finance and Longford Capital Management. Brad grew up in San Antonio, graduated from Rice University, and went on to law school at Duke and a graduate program in legal philosophy at Columbia. Before entering law teaching he was a products liability litigator at Bogle & Gates in Seattle and a clerk for Judge Kleinfeld on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.