Professor Bearer-Friend Receives Tax Editorial Appointment

Portrait of Jeremy Bearer-Friend
August 25, 2020

Jeremy Bearer-Friend, Associate Professor of Law, has been appointed to a three-year term on the editorial board of The Tax Lawyer, a peer-reviewed tax law journal published quarterly by the American Bar Association's (ABA) Tax Section. 

Members of the editorial board are ABA Tax Section members who advise the editors, promote the journal, and solicit and review submissions. The publication seeks scholarly articles on topics pertaining to taxation that are accepted on the basis of merit, professional interest, readership appeal, timeliness, clarity, and style.

“Since 1947, The Tax Lawyer has been an indispensable resource for all who seek to study and practice tax at the highest levels of excellence,” said Professor Bearer-Friend. “I am honored to join leading tax law attorneys in carrying out the scholarly work of this important publication.”

Professor Bearer-Friend joins 12 other incoming editorial board members this year. They are leading tax authorities who hail primarily from academia, law firms, and government. The current Editor in Chief of The Tax Lawyer is Keith Fogg, Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.

GW Law has a rich and diverse curriculum in business law and tax and a world-renowned faculty with strong ties to the financial community in both Washington, DC, and New York. Professor Bearer-Friend’s appointment further illustrates the law school’s strength in this area and will benefit GW Law students as they learn from him about the latest developments in the tax law field.

Professor Bearer-Friend joined GW Law after serving as Acting Assistant Professor of Tax Law at New York University, where he taught courses on federal estate and gift tax, tax procedure, and tax policy. His scholarship examines the omission of race and ethnicity from tax data collection and tax data analysis, the use of administrative discretion to shape the civic features of taxpaying, and the potential of elective in-kind contributions to government in lieu of, or in tandem with, cash payments. He also writes on the taxation of business entities. 

Prior to academia, Professor Bearer-Friend was Tax Counsel to Senator Elizabeth Warren, leading the Senator’s work on a wide range of tax matters, including tax filing simplification, international tax reform, and the tax treatment of student loan discharges. He also was an associate with DC tax boutique Ivins, Phillips & Barker, where he advised clients on federal income tax, estate and gift tax, and employee benefits issues.