Outreach

Tax Analysts has a team of the foremost tax authorities, who are available to speak about key tax issues locally and globally to any interested group. Take a look at their expertise and then contact us to have one of them speak at your next tax administration or tax policy function.

Christopher Bergin

President and Publisher
Transparency, Federal tax policy, IRS administration, Congressional funding

Chris Bergin, president and publisher of Tax Analysts, is an authority on federal tax policy. He joined Tax Analysts in 1991, serving as the editor of its flagship publication, Tax Notes, for eight years before taking control of the overall operations of the organization. Tax Analysts has grown significantly under Bergin’s leadership, becoming recognized as an influential and nonpartisan source of tax news, analysis, and commentary. Bergin is also at the forefront of the fight for transparency in tax systems, not just in the United States, but around the world. For more than 30 years, he has written extensively on federal tax issues and is often quoted for his bold opinions. Before joining Tax Analysts, he managed several federal tax products at Prentice Hall Inc. Bergin has a BA in history from Boston College and a JD from Pace University School of Law. He also completed the Senior Executive Program at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

Cara Griffith

Editor in Chief and Vice President, Editorial Operations
Transparency, State tax policy matters

Cara Griffith, oversees Tax Analysts’ editorial department, which includes managing and providing strategic guidance for its daily news publications, Tax Notes Today, State Tax Today, and Worldwide Tax Daily, and its weekly magazines, Tax Notes, State Tax Notes, and Tax Notes International. Griffith also contributes regularly to Tax Analysts’ blog and has written for a broad range of tax policy publications, including State Tax Notes, The Tax Adviser, The Hedge Fund Law Report, and The Hill. She regularly speaks at tax conferences and other events on state tax issues. In particular, Griffith has widely spoken about the need for transparency in tax administration. Griffith has a BA in political science and a BA in international studies from the University of Evansville and a JD from the George Washington University Law School.

Lee A. Sheppard

Contributing Editor
Taxation of multinational corporations, Transfer pricing, European tax

Lee A. Sheppard, contributing editor of Tax Notes, is one of the nation's most widely read and respected tax commentators. Named one of the Global Tax 50 most influential players in international taxation in 2015 and 2012 by International Tax Review, Sheppard specializes in financial issues and the taxation of multinational corporations. Her articles have included commentary on treaty issues, transfer pricing, European tax developments, and cutting-edge financial issues such as derivatives, hybrid securities, and hedge funds. Sheppard holds a law degree from the Northwestern University School of Law.

Martin A. Sullivan

Chief Economist
Tax policy, U.S. federal tax reform

Martin A. Sullivan, chief economist and contributing editor for Tax Analysts’ daily and weekly publications and blog, is an expert on federal tax reform. Sullivan has written over 500 economic analyses for Tax Analysts’ publications and is the author of two books on tax reform, including the recent Corporate Tax Reform: Taxing Profits in the 21st Century. He has testified before Congress on numerous occasions. Previously, Sullivan taught economics at Rutgers University and served as a staff economist at the U.S. Treasury Department and later for the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation. Sullivan graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College and received a PhD in economics from Northwestern University. In October 2013 he was the subject of a 4,500-word feature in The Washington Post by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Steven Pearlstein.

Jeremy Scott

Editor in Chief, Commentary
Tax policy and politics, Federal tax code, Tax administration

Jeremy Scott, editor in chief of Tax Analysts' commentary, is an expert on federal issues and corporate tax policy. Scott leads the company's commentary, analysis, and opinion publishing. He contributes weekly to the Tax Analysts blog and writes periodically on federal tax issues. Before joining Tax Analysts, Scott was an associate at Silverman & Associates Chtd., where he practiced in construction law, bankruptcy, Miller Act issues, estate planning, debtors and creditors' rights law, choice of entity, the creation of corporate and limited liability entities, and general corporate law. Scott received his BA from the University of Virginia, his JD from the William & Mary School of Law, and his LLM in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center.

Joseph J. Thorndike

Director of the Tax History Project and Contributing Editor
Tax historian

Joseph J. Thorndike, director of the Tax History Project at Tax Analysts is a nationally recognized tax historian. He is a regular columnist for Tax Analysts' publications, including Tax Notes magazine, and a writer for the Tax Analysts blog. A prolific author on the history of American taxation, Thorndike's latest book is Their Fair Share: Taxing the Rich in the Age of FDR, published by the Urban Institue Press. Thorndike holds a BA from Williams College and an MA and PhD from the University of Virginia.

Robert Goulder

Senior Tax Policy Counsel
VAT, International tax reform, BEPS

Robert Goulder is senior tax policy counsel with Tax Analysts. He previously served as editor in chief of Tax Analysts’ international publications, coordinating coverage of international tax issues for Tax Notes International, Worldwide Tax Daily, and Worldwide Tax Treaties. Goulder practiced law in Virginia and the District of Columbia before joining Tax Analysts in 1999. During that time, he worked at the law firms Jones Day and Bayh Connaughton Fensterheim & Malone. He holds a BBA from the University of Michigan and a JD from George Washington University. He also worked at the U.S. Tax Court and did postgraduate course work in the tax LLM program at Georgetown University Law Center.

Stuart Gibson

Editor, Tax Notes International
Tax litigation in the federal courts (tax refunds, declaratory judgments, injunctions, criminal cases), Disclosures of tax information, Authority to issue, Enforcement litigation

Stuart Gibson joined the staff at Tax Analysts in 2014. Before that he worked in the tax division of the U.S. Department of Justice for almost 30 years, retiring in January 2013. He also recently authored a chapter of IRS Practice and Procedure. He is a member of the Minnesota bar.

Jéanne Rauch-Zender

Editor, State Tax Notes
State tax policy matters

Jéanne Rauch-Zender joined the staff at Tax Analysts in 2014. Before that she was a manager in the Washington office of PwC. She is a member of the Ohio bar with a JD from the University of Akron School of Law and a LLM from Case Western Reserve School of Law.

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