Professor Kaufman is a Shareholder of Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered, where she leads the private client practice group. She assists wealthy individuals with their estate planning and in tax controversies involving gift and estate tax issues. She also advises lawyers and other professionals on complex issues regarding estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer taxes. From 1995 until 2001, Professor Kaufman served in the Treasury Department’s Office of Tax Policy, where she had responsibility for regulatory and legislative projects involving estate, gift, generation-skipping transfer taxes, as well as the income taxation of trusts and estates. Professor Kaufman is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), and is the current chair of its Tax Policy Study Committee.