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Sharon Nokes


Principal Officer, Legal Affairs, and Associate General Counsel, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Adjunct Professor of Law

B.Mus., Eastman School of Music; M.Mus., Manhattan School of Music; J.D., Georgetown

B.Mus., Eastman School of Music; M.Mus., Manhattan School of Music; J.D. magna cum laude, Georgetown. Professor Nokes is Principal Officer, Legal Affairs, and Associate General...

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B.Mus., Eastman School of Music; M.Mus., Manhattan School of Music; J.D. magna cum laude, Georgetown. Professor Nokes is Principal Officer, Legal Affairs, and Associate General Counsel at The Pew Charitable Trusts. She also serves as a Lecturer in the master’s degree program in nonprofit management program at Columbia University, School of Professional Studies, and as Editor-in-Chief of the bimonthly publication, Taxation of Exempts (ThomsonReuters). From 2008 through 2015, she practiced law with the Exempt Organizations group at Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered, where she was promoted to Of Counsel in 2011 and elected to Member in 2014. While a student at Georgetown, she served as Managing Editor of the Georgetown Law Journal and was a Legal Writing Fellow and Senior Writing Fellow in the Legal Research and Writing Program. Her publications include the student note, E-Rated Movies: Coming Soon to a Home Theater Near You?, 92 GEO. L.J. 611 (2004), and several articles on tax issues affecting tax-exempt organizations.

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