Michael Doran teaches tax, property, employee benefits law, trusts and estates, Native American law, and Roman law. His scholarship examines issues and problems in tax policy, retirement policy, executive compensation, the legislative process, and federal Indian law. Before he began teaching in 2005, Doran was a partner at Caplin & Drysdale in Washington, D.C., practicing in tax, employee benefits, and executive compensation. He served twice in the Office of Tax Policy at the U.S. Treasury Department, with responsibilities for legislative and regulatory matters concerning employer-sponsored retirement plans, individual retirement accounts, executive compensation, and Social Security reform. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute, and he is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia.