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.
Lee A. Sheppard
Martin A. Sullivan
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.
Joseph J. Thorndike
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 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.
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.