Fordham Law Professor Rebecca Kysar Joins Biden Administration


Fordham Law School Professor Rebecca Kysar was sworn in as counselor to the assistant secretary of tax policy in the U.S. Department of the Treasury yesterday. Kysar, who teaches and conducts research in the areas of tax policy, international taxation, legislation, and the budget process, will handle engagement with multilateral international tax affairs, as well as development and implementation of domestic tax policies in her new position.

“It is hard to say goodbye to Professor Kysar who is a brilliant scholar, a gifted teacher, and outstanding citizen of the law school,” said Dean Matthew Diller. “We know she will do fantastic work for our country in her new position, and we look forward to her return to Fordham Law.”

Professor Kysar joined the Fordham Law faculty in 2018 after spending the previous nine years teaching at Brooklyn Law School. Her recent scholarship examines tax treaties, the tax legislative process, as well as the recent tax reform act. She is a primary co-author of “The Games They Will Play: Tax Games, Roadblocks, and Glitches Under the New Legislation,” the most downloaded paper on the Social Science Research Network in 2017. Other scholarly works have appeared in several prominent legal reviews as well as other leading publications.

Prior to teaching, Professor Kysar worked as a tax associate at Cravath, Swaine, & Moore LLP from 2005 to 2008. She also clerked for the Honorable Richard J. Cardamone on the U.S Court of Appeals, Second Circuit. In the spring of 2012, Professor Kysar served as the James S. Carpentier Visiting Professor of Law at Columbia Law School.

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