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 has physical office space at NYU School of Law in New York, but also offers hybrid or remote work arrangements from within the US.  

Current Opportunities

Legal Director

The Tax Law Center at the NYU School of Law seeks a Legal Director to work closely with the Executive Director to lead the Center’s rigorous, high-impact tax legal work in the public interest. As the Center’s most senior tax law specialist, the Legal Director will help shape and build the Center’s program and public interest role in tax law, working with and further building an exceptional tax legal staff.  

You are a tax lawyer with extensive experience in US federal tax law or policymaking processes and a deep commitment to advancing equity through taxation. You are excited to help develop, lead, and supervise the Center’s substantive work program across a broad range of issue areas spanning: legislation, regulation, and controversy aimed at shaping law and policy and strengthening the processes and institutions that make tax law. You have excellent tax legal skills, are a clear, persuasive writer and communicator, and are an excellent manager and supervisor. 

Responsibilities  

The Legal Director, who will report to the Executive Director, will be responsible for:  

  • Helping to set the Tax Law Center’s strategy and craft its work agenda. This will include leading the design and implementation of systems for identifying and prioritizing projects that best further the Center’s mission.  
  • Driving the Center’s work forward. This includes contributing to original work, managing the Center’s legal staff, and building collaborations with external partners.  
  • Ensuring that the Center’s work is consistently rigorous, coherent, and mission-driven. The Legal Director will supervise program work to ensure that it meets the Center’s high -quality standards, and is coherent and consistent with the Center’s mission, body of work, and future plans. The Legal Director will be responsible for approving certain legal work, developing processes for quality control and evaluating impact, and ensuring this learning improves future work.  
  • Managing the Tax Law Center’s legal staff (including Senior Attorney Advisors, Attorney Advisors and Fellows). The Center has already attracted exceptional legal staff in a number of areas. The Legal Director will identify and hire for needed skills and perspectives; supervise and mentor a collaborative and inclusive team; and strengthen internal practices for skill-building, professional development, and current awareness.  
  • Shaping and communicating the Center’s positions. The Legal Director will shape the Tax Law Center’s substantive positions; communicate with stakeholders including policymakers; build relationships with external experts and partners, the Center’s advisory board, funders, and media; and review funding proposals.  

Requirements  

  • A commitment to advancing the mission of the Center.
  • At least ten years of legal tax experience.  
  • Deep expertise in tax law, plus a desire and demonstrated ability to work widely across different tax issue areas (ranging from, for example, individual taxation to corporate taxation), and across different aspects of tax law (legislation, regulation, controversy, and processes/institutions).  We do not expect candidates to be expert across all aspects of tax, but are looking for an interest in and demonstrated ability to: quickly understand issues outside of areas of your direct expertise; be briefed by and make judgments based on input from staff and external experts; and draw connections between work in different issue areas in order to execute a coherent work program.  
  • Excellent judgement about how to navigate and weigh complex and uncertain policy and procedural considerations. This means the capacity for effective decision-making, as well as the ability to understand competing concerns and solve problems of substantial impact, sensitivity, and complexity. 
  • At least 7 years of track record in managing and developing staff, experience in hiring, and an ability to nurture a collaborative and inclusive work environment. 
  • An extensive track record of developing and maintaining strong working relationships with tax experts, such as tax practitioners, tax academics, or government tax practitioners.  
  • Demonstrated skill in furthering equity in operational and substantive work. 
  • Excellent communication skills, including ability to draft and review a range of outputs including draft legislation, regulations, comments, briefs, and reports; and the ability to communicate with both technical expert audiences and those who are less familiar with a specific issue.  

Desired: These skills and experiences are a plus. If they are not part of your current skills or experience, you must be excited to develop knowledge and skill in these areas: 

  • Experience in tax controversy or considering administrative law issues and related trends in tax; and 
  • Experience across more than one aspect of government, private practice, tax academia, or other modes of tax research or policy development, or other experiences that provide deep insight into more than one set of institutions that play a role in tax law/policymaking.  

Your salary will fall between $172,000 to $182,000 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 has physical office space at NYU School of Law in New York, but also offers hybrid or remote work arrangements from within the US. As a key leadership position, the Legal Director may be expected to travel on occasion.  

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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. 

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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. 

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