Our Tax Faculty & Staff


Full-Time Faculty

The Graduate Tax Program faculty are renowned scholars and experts who came to UCI Law to establish a premiere tax program unlike any other. Their unparalleled expertise and intellectual rigor has created, in the words of one leading commentator, a “tax juggernaut” at one of the top law schools in the country. True to the spirit of UCI Law’s history, the Graduate Tax Program faculty offer a unique scholarly perspective, driven by innovation and entrepreneurship and rooted in a commitment to champion student success and prepare the next generation of tax professionals.
  • Joshua Blank

    Professor of Law
    jblank@law.uci.edu / (949) 824-4807

    Expertise: Tax Administration and Compliance, Taxpayer Privacy and Tax Transparency, and Taxation of Business Entities

  • Victor Fleischer

    Professor of Law
    vfleischer@law.uci.edu / (949) 824-3058

    Expertise: Partnership Tax, Federal Taxation, Tax, Private Equity Law, Tax Policy, Corporate Finance, Business and Corporate Law, Corporate Tax, Financial Market Regulation

  • Omri Marian

    Professor of Law
    (949) 824-6493

    Expertise: International Taxation, Comparative Taxation, Taxation of Financial Instruments

Tax Lecturers

Our tax lecturers in law are leaders in their respective fields who are committed to teaching the necessary skills to practice tax law at the highest levels, in the U.S. and abroad. With varied scholarly expertise, students will benefit from our multi-dimensional, interdisciplinary and accomplished tax lecturers in law.
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    Harley Bjelland

    Owner, The ERISA Law Firm
  • Peter Elias

    Partner, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
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    Scot Grierson

    Partner, KPMG
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    Eric Heller

    Associate Area Counsel, Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel

  • Jimeel Hamud

    Associate Area Counsel, IRS Office of Chief Counsel
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    Andrew M. Katzenstein

    Partner, Proskauer

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    Michael Larkin

    Tax Counsel
    Taxpayers' Rights Advocate Office
    California Department of Tax and Fee Administration

  • Lisa Nelson

    Partner, A. Lavar Taylor Law Offices
  • Shane Nix

    Partner, Willkie, Farr & Gallager, LLP
  • Bala Rajaraman

    Retired, Partner, US International Tax Services - PwC
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    D. Matthew Richardson

    Partner, Kadotani and Richardson
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    Neil Richmond

    Manager, Ernst & Young
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    Frank Rork

    Vice President, Global Tax, Edwards Lifesciences LLC
  • Photo of Douglas Schaaf

    Douglas Schaaf

    Partner, Paul Hastings

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    A. Lavar Taylor

    Founder, A. Lavar Taylor Law Offices

  • Steven Wrappe

    Tax – Managing Director, National Technical Leader, Transfer Pricing
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    Nick Wu

    Tax Manager, Gilead Sciences