Paul L. Caron

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Tax Prof Mitchell Kane Leaves Virginia for NYU

Kane_2Tax Prof Mitchell Kane is leaving Virginia to join the NYU faculty.  Here is the memo from NYU Dean Richard Revesz:


To: The Law School Community

From: Richard Revesz

Date: April 7, 2008

Re: Mitchell Kane

I am delighted to announce the exciting news that Professor Mitchell Kane, who recently received tenure at the University of Virginia School of Law, has accepted our tenured offer and will join us as a permanent member of our faculty in Fall 2008.  Mitchell teaches Federal Income Taxation, International Taxation and Corporate Taxation.

Mitchell visited the Law School this Fall, and is currently visiting at Columbia Law School.  He is widely regarded as one of the most gifted young scholars in Tax, and in particular, in International Tax.  A first-rate academic, Mitchell tackles interesting topics with depth and rigor, and his articles are ambitious, creative, and insightful.  In his recent work, Mitchell makes sophisticated use of the underlying literatures in both finance and tax policy.  His article, "Strategy and Cooperation in National Responses to International Tax Arbitrage," (Emory Law Journal 2004) is considered one of the best on international tax arbitrage, and his forthcoming piece with Ed Rock, "Corporate Taxation and International Charter Competition," (Michigan Law Review) makes a similarly significant contribution.

Mitchell received a B.A. from Yale University in 1993, a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1996, and an M.A. from the University of Virginia in 1997.  In law school he was a member of the Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif.  Following graduation, he clerked for Judge Karen LeCraft Henderson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and then worked at Covington & Burling in Washington D.C. and in London.  As a member of the firm's tax practice group he advised U.S. and European businesses on the tax consequences of complex international transactions.  He joined the University of Virginia Law School as a research fellow in 2002 and as assistant professor in 2003. 

Please join me in welcoming Mitchell to the Law School community.

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