Careers

Join our team! The recently formed Tax Law Center at NYU Law seeks to protect and strengthen the tax system through rigorous, high-impact tax legal work in the public interest. Our work includes offering technical input on tax legislation, submitting comments on tax regulations, and intervening in tax litigation, with the goals of protecting and improving the integrity of the tax system, saving and raising revenues, and advancing equity. 

You will be an employee of New York University, with access to an excellent, comprehensive benefits package including generous paid time off and retirement contributions. 

The Tax Law Center will be conducting work remotely through calendar year 2021 due to the COVID 19 pandemic and pending an assessment of workspace needs. We are committed to providing a productive and supportive environment for all employees, and their perspectives will help define future space needs and/or remote work policies.

Current Opportunities

Attorney Advisors

The Tax Law Center at the NYU School of Law is seeking one or more full-time Attorney Advisors to work closely with the Executive Director to contribute to rigorous, high-impact tax legal work in the public interest

You are an attorney with experience practicing US tax law or working in US federal government processes of crafting, interpreting, or administering tax law , and are excited to work closely with academics, legal practitioners, and policymakers to advance racial and economic equity in taxation. You are an excellent writer of rigorous technical tax materials, such as reports, memos, briefs, comments, or legislation and regulations. You are a highly-organized project manager and a clear communicator, able to manage production of high-quality, timely written work, and exercise judgement about where to focus time and resources to have robust input in fast-moving tax law and policy processes.

Responsibilities

The Attorney Advisor, who will report to the Executive Director or another senior member of staff, will be responsible for duties including:

  • In consultation with other senior staff, helping to shape an ongoing research agenda for the organization, and authoring a variety of technical tax written products called for in that agenda, including reports, briefs, and comments on regulations
  • Supervising a Research Associate in the production of a series of written products, ensuring the quality and timeliness of work from outside authors
  • Helping to design and implement systems to identify and prioritize opportunities for the Center to further its mission
  • Building strong, confidential relationships with high-level practitioners, academics, and other outside experts

Requirements

  • JD or equivalent and some US experience in tax practice or federal tax policy making or administration
  • Strong legal research and writing skills, including the ability to express precise, highly technical information in a way that is clear and compelling
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A commitment to  the mission of the Center

Prior experience managing staff is a plus but is not required, but you need to be excited to develop these skills. 

Your salary will fall between $110,000 and $160,000 per year depending on experience. You will be an employee of New York University, with access to an excellent, comprehensive benefits package including generous paid time off and retirement contributions. The Tax Law Center  will be conducting work remotely through calendar year 2021 due to the COVID 19 pandemic and pending an assessment of workspace needs. The Tax Law Center is committed to providing a productive and supportive environment for all employees, and their perspectives will help define future space needs and/or remote work policies.

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Senior Attorney Advisors

The Tax Law Center at the NYU School of Law is seeking one or more full-time Senior Attorney Advisors to work closely with the Executive Director to contribute to rigorous, high-impact tax legal work in the public interest

You are an attorney with significant experience in the federal tax policy making process and a deep commitment to advancing racial and economic equity through taxation. You are a clear, persuasive writer and communicator, and are excited to draft legislation, regulations, and comments in addition to briefs, technical reports, and less-technical white papers and blog posts. You have deep relationships in tax law and policymaking.  

Responsibilities

The Senior Attorney Advisor, who will report to the Executive Director, will be responsible for:

  • Helping to set the agenda for the Tax Law Center, including helping to lead the design and implementation of a system for identifying and prioritizing opportunities for the Center to further its mission
  • Playing a core role in driving forward the Center’s ongoing regulatory work, coordinating and collaborating with outside experts, performing quality control, helping supervise the work of an Attorney Advisor and a Research Associate, and contributing your own original written work Interfacing with policymakers and staff, and connecting them with academic and practitioner experts
  • Providing strategic guidance to the Executive Director and other senior team members
  • Supervising and mentoring Tax Law Center staff

Requirements

  • JD or equivalent and significant experience working on US federal tax law and policy
  • A track record of developing and maintaining strong working relationships with tax technical experts, such as federal government tax staff and tax practitioners
    weigh complex and uncertain policy and procedural considerations
  • Deep subject matter expertise
  • A commitment to advancing the mission of the Center.
  • Good judgement about how to navigate and weigh complex and uncertain policy and procedural considerations

Prior experience managing staff is a plus but is not required, but you need to be excited to develop these skills.

Your salary will fall between $145,000 and $175,000 per year depending on experience. You will be an employee of New York University, with access to an excellent, comprehensive benefits package including generous paid time off and retirement contributions. The Tax Law Center  will be conducting work remotely through calendar year 2021 due to the COVID 19 pandemic and pending an assessment of workspace needs. The Tax Law Center is committed to providing a productive and supportive environment for all employees, and their perspectives will help define future space needs and/or remote work policies.

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