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Prof. Dr. Itai Grinberg

Georgetown University, Washington DC

Itai Grinberg is a Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center and a member of the Institute of International Economic Law at Georgetown.

His research focuses on fundamental tax reform and international tax policy. He also has deep expertise in issues related to the intersection of international tax law, international trade law, and international investment law.

Prof. Grinberg has provided expert testimony before the US Congress and the German Bundestag, and has acted as an outside academic tax expert for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. He also regularly consults to governments, multilateral institutions, and major multinational corporations, all on a selective basis.

Professor Grinberg’s tax scholarship has appeared in a wide variety of academic journals in the United States and abroad. He also writes for the tax press and the mainstream press, and is also frequently quoted in periodicals such as the Financial Times, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal.

Prior to joining the Georgetown law faculty, Prof. Grinberg served in the Office of International Tax Counsel at the United States Department of the Treasury. At Treasury, he represented the United States on tax matters in multilateral settings, negotiated tax treaties with foreign sovereigns, had responsibility for a wide-ranging group of cross-border tax regulations, and was involved in international tax legislative efforts. Among other matters, he authored the original FATCA budget proposal, helped develop the concept of FATCA intergovernmental agreements, and was the U.S. official charged with reinvigorating the OECD’s Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes.

Earlier in his career, Prof. Grinberg practiced law as an attorney in the tax group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where he focused on a wide range of international tax planning and controversy matters. In 2005, he served as Counsel to the President's Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform, a bipartisan advisory commission appointed by President Bush that proposed fundamental tax reforms for the United States.

Mr. Grinberg holds degrees from Amherst College and Yale Law School.

He is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of International Economic Law.