Professor Brandon Carlton is a principal in Ernst & Young’s National Tax Practice’s Accounting Methods, Periods & Credits Group based in Washington, D.C. He advises clients in all industries on federal tax accounting methods, credits, and inventory issues.

Professor Carlton served in the US Treasury Department’s Office of Tax Policy from September 2007 to January 2012, where he was Associate Tax Legislative Counsel. At Treasury, he was the lead tax policy advisor on a variety of legislative and regulatory matters in the areas of accounting methods (including income recognition, expense recognition, capitalization, depreciation and expensing, long-term contracts, and inventory), accounting periods, the R&D credit, among other provisions.

Professor Carlton holds an LL.M. in Taxation from the Georgetown University Law Center, a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law, an M.B.A. from the University of Utah, and a B.S. from Brigham Young University. He is an attorney licensed in the state of Texas. He has taught Income Tax Accounting at the Georgetown University Law Center since 2007.