Thursday, April 19, 2018
Philip Hackney, James E. and Betty M. Phillips Professor of Law at LSU, will join the Pittsburgh tax faculty in Fall 2018:
Phil Hackney joins Pitt Law from the Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center, where he has been a member of the faculty since 2011. Hackney’s scholarship focuses on the law that governs the nonprofit tax-exempt sector of the economy, such as charities, social welfare organizations, labor unions, and trade associations. In addition to his scholarly work, he has been published in the Washington Post, The New Republic, and Salon. He is frequently quoted in the press as a national expert on nonprofit organizations.
Hackney is deeply engaged in law reform efforts. He served as a member of the Advisory Committee to the Independent Sector to update its Ethics and Principles of Good Governance for Nonprofit Organizations in 2014. In Louisiana, he served as a member of the Louisiana Tax Institute, a state board created to aid the state in improving its tax system. He also served as a member of the Corporations Committee of the Louisiana Law Institute to revise the limited liability company statute of Louisiana. He is an author of a treatise on Limited Liability Companies in Louisiana.
Before joining the academy, Hackney spent five years at the Office of the Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service in Washington, D.C. Hackney began his legal career as a law clerk to the late Honorable Henry A. Politz on the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Professor Hackney received his J.D. from Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, his LL.M from New York University School of Law, and his undergraduate degree from Southern Methodist University.