Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Christopher H. Hanna has been named the Alan D. Feld Endowed Professor of Law at SMU:
In 1998, Professor Hanna served as a consultant in residence to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris. From June 2000 until April 2001, he assisted the U.S. Joint Committee on Taxation in its complexity study of the U.S. tax system and, from May 2002 until February 2003, he assisted the Joint Committee in its study of Enron, and upon completion of the study, continued to serve as a consultant to the Joint Committee on tax legislation. Prior to coming to SMU, Professor Hanna was a tax attorney with the Washington, D.C. law firm of Steptoe & Johnson. ... He has received the Dr. Don M. Smart Teaching Award for excellence in teaching at SMU Dedman School of Law on eight separate occasions. ... Professor Hanna received his undergraduate degree in accounting at the University of Florida (B.S. Acc., 1984) and his law degrees at the University of Florida College of Law (J.D., 1988) and New York University School of Law (LL.M. (in Taxation), 1989).