Brian Galle is Professor of Law and his research and teaching interests include taxation, nonprofit organizations, behavioral law and economics, federalism, and public finance economics. He was previously on the faculty at Boston College Law School and at Florida State University College of Law. His recent empirical work on nonprofit organizations has appeared in the peer-reviewed journals Public Finance Review and Nonprofit & Voluntary Sector Quarterly, and his theoretical work on the design of regulatory instruments has appeared in the Stanford, Texas, and Vanderbilt Law Reviews, as well as in the peer-reviewed Tax Law Review. He has published empirical investigations of federal-state fiscal relations in the International Review of Law & Economics, the Stanford Law Review, and the Northwestern University Law Review.
Charles Gustafson is Professor of Law and his teaching and research interests focus on tax law and policy and international law. He teaches Tax I, International Tax Planning, International Business Transactions, International Law, and The Art of the Washington Lawyer. He is the author of articles on taxation and international law issues, co-author of three casebooks on taxation, has been active in various committees on tax and international law of the American Bar Association and the American Law Institute, and serves as an arbitrator in domestic and international contract disputes. Professor Gustafson has lectured on matters of international importance, taught courses for the Internal Revenue Service, and served for five and a half years as the Associate Dean for International and Graduate Programs.
David Super is a Professor of Law who researches and teaches a range subjects, including Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Evidence, Health Law, Legislation, Local Government Law, Property, Public Welfare Law, Tax Law, and Torts. His scholarship in tax law includes a Public Welfare Law casebook that closely examines the Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit, a book chapter in Fiscal Challenges (2008) that discuss the relationship between federal and state taxation systems, and an article analyzing how the Affordable Care Act seeks to resolve a dispute about the proper uses of the Internal Revenue Code. Professor Super previously served as general counsel of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and as staff attorney for the National Health Law Program.
Itai Grinberg is Associate Professor of Law and his research interests center on cross-border taxation, taxation and development, and U.S. tax policy. He previously served in the Office of International Tax Counsel at the Department of the Treasury where he represented the United States on tax matters in multilateral settings, negotiated tax treaties with foreign sovereigns, had responsibility for a wide-ranging group of cross-border tax regulations, and was involved in international tax legislative developments. In 2005, Professor Grinberg served as Counsel to the President's Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform, where he advised a bipartisan presidential commission that made sweeping proposals to restructure the U.S. tax code.
John R. Brooks is Associate Professor of Law and he teaches and writes on tax law and policy. His current research focuses on issues of risk-sharing and insurance across a range of public finance and tax policy issues. He also works on the law and economics of higher education. His recent scholarly publications include Income-Driven Repayment and the Public Financing of Higher Education; Fiscal Federalism as Risk-Sharing: The Insurance Role of Redistributive Taxation; Taxation, Risk, and Portfolio Choice: The Treatment of Returns to Risk Under a Normative Income Tax.
Lillian Faulhaber is Associate Professor of Law. From 2013-2015, she served as an Advisor at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, where she worked on the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Project. She has published articles on international taxation, tax avoidance, charitable giving, and European Union law.
Philip Tatarowicz is Professor in the Graduate Tax Program and he is Of Counsel of the law firm of Morrison & Foerster LLP. He previously worked in the National Office of Ernst & Young where he established and led that Big Four firm’s State and Local Tax (SALT) practice. Professor Tatarowicz administers Georgetown Law’s State and Local Tax Certificate Program, coordinates its curriculum, and teaches courses that address multijurisdictional taxation, as well as federal limitations on the powers of state and local governments to tax. He also serves as a faculty advisor to The Tax Lawyer and The State and Local Tax Lawyer, and since 1982 he has chaired the Law Center’s Advanced State and Local Tax Institute.
Stafford Smiley is Professor in the Graduate Tax Program and Senior Counsel of the law firm of Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered. He specializes in the taxation of corporate and noncorporate business entities, intergenerational wealth planning, and international transactions. He is also a Professor at the University of Lodz in Poland and at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in the Russian Federation, and serves or has served as a Visiting Professor in graduate tax programs in Austria, Australia and Brazil.
Stephen Cohen is Professor of Law and he has as taught courses in his two principal areas of expertise: tax and international human rights. He served as corporate secretary of the Southern Africa Enterprise Development Fund, established by the U.S. government to encourage private sector development in Southern Africa. He was also Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights from 1978-80 and has been a consultant to the Department of State. His writings include a casebook on federal income taxation and various articles on tax and corporate law and on national security and foreign policy.