Tax Scholars Join Georgetown Law Faculty

March 4, 2015 —

Professor Lilian Faulhaber Professor Lilian Faulhaber
Professor Brian Galle Professor Brian Galle
Professor David Schizer Professor David Schizer
Professor George Yin Professor George Yin

Georgetown University Law Center is pleased to announce that tax scholars Lilian V. Faulhaber and Brian Galle will be joining the Law Center faculty next year. 

“We are delighted to welcome Lily and Brian to the Georgetown Law community,” said Georgetown Law Dean William M. Treanor. “They will strengthen a tax program that is already one of the finest in the country. This semester is a cause for particular celebration for our tax program since, in addition to hiring Lily and Brian, we have been joined by David Schizer, who is currently visiting from Columbia as the Martin D. Ginsburg Chair in Taxation at Georgetown Law, and Professor George Yin, who is visiting us from the University of Virginia.”

Faulhaber joins Georgetown Law from Boston University School of Law. Since 2013, she has worked at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, where she is an adviser to the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Project. Before joining the Boston University faculty, she was a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. Her research and teaching interests include international tax law, federal income tax law, tax policy, European Union law and international law.  She clerked for Senior Judge Robert E. Keeton and Judge William G. Young, both on the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and was an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York. A graduate of Harvard College, she received an M.Phil. from Cambridge University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she was editor-in-chief of the Harvard International Law Journal.  

Galle arrives at the Law Center from Boston College Law School. Before that, he was on the faculty at Florida State University College of Law.  His research and teaching interests include taxation, nonprofit organizations, behavioral law and economics, federalism, and public finance economics. He was a visiting professor at the Law Center in the 2008-2009 academic year and has been a visitor at George Washington University Law School and a visiting fellow at the Urban/Brookings Tax Policy Center. He practiced for three years as an attorney in the Criminal Appeals and Tax Enforcement Policy Section of the Tax Division, U.S. Department of Justice. He also clerked for Judge Robert A. Katzmann of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit and Judge Stephen M. Orlofsky of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. A graduate of Harvard College, he received a J.D. from Columbia and an LL.M. from Georgetown. 

Schizer, one of the nation’s leading academic experts in tax law, is the Harvey R. Miller Professor of Law and Economics at Columbia Law School, where he served as dean from 2004 to 2014. Prior to his service as dean, he was the Wilbur H. Friedman Professor of Tax Law at Columbia, which awarded him the Willis L.M. Reese Prize for Excellence in Teaching in 2002. His research also focuses on energy law and corporate governance issues, and he has written more than 30 books and articles on taxation, governance and energy law. He worked at Davis Polk & Wardwell prior to joining the Columbia Law School faculty in 1998. He also clerked for Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit from 1993 to 1994 and for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1994 to 1995. He is a graduate of Yale University, where he earned a B.A., M.A. and J.D.

Yin is the Edwin S. Cohen Distinguished Professor of Law and Taxation at the University of Virginia, where he has taught since 1994. From 2003 to 2005, Yin served as chief of staff of the U.S. Congress’ Joint Committee on Taxation, one of the most influential tax positions in the country. While at the Joint Committee, he assisted Congress on a number of tax bills, including the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003, the Working Families Tax Relief Act of 2004 and the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004. He also served as tax counsel to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee during the mid-1980’s, where he coordinated a major project to reform and simplify the tax laws dealing with corporate-shareholder transactions, including corporate mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations. He has written extensively in the tax area, most recently on the IRS’s problems in administering the EO tax laws. Yin received a B.A. from the University of Michigan, M.Ed. from the University of Florida, and J.D. from George Washington University Law School.   

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