Joseph Tartakovsky is a Contributing Editor of the Claremont Review of Books. He is a former associate at the San Francisco office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where he focused on criminal defense, complex civil litigation, appellate briefing, and constitutional law.
Mr. Tartakovsky served as a law clerk to the Honorable Paul J. Kelly, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. He is a senior research fellow at the UC Berkeley School of Law’s California Constitutional Center and the James Wilson Fellow in Constitutional Law of the Claremont Institute. He is on the board of the San Francisco Federalist Society.
Mr. Tartakovsky received his J.D. from Fordham Law School in 2011, where he was a Mary Daly Scholar, and received the Condon Prize and the Metcalf Prize. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2004.
His writings have appeared in the Claremont Review of Books, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, National Review, New Criterion, Commentary, and other publications.