Photo of Lily BatchelderLily Batchelder, Professor of Law and Public Policy, has been named chief tax counsel for the U.S. Senate Finance Committee.

She is returning to the Finance Committee’s Tax Section after serving as a law clerk there in 2001. “I’m glad to welcome Lily back to the Senate Finance Committee’s tax team,” said Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus. “Lily’s wide range of experience and expert knowledge of tax and public policy make her an invaluable advisor to the Finance Committee as we continue our efforts to create jobs, help small businesses grow, close the tax gap, and explore tax reform.”

Batchelder worked as a tax associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Washington, D.C., and New York before joining the NYU Law faculty in 2005. At the Law School she teaches Corporate Tax I and II, Income Taxation, and the Tax and Social Policy Seminar. Batchelder is also affiliated faculty at the Wagner School of Public Service and an affiliated scholar at the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, and has worked in the Department of Justice’s Office of the Attorney General as well as New York State government. Her recent scholarship has focused on tax incentives and estate tax reform; she testified before the Senate Finance Committee about the latter issue in 2008.

Posted on May 18, 2010