Edward D. Kleinbard is a Professor of Law at the University of Southern California's Gould School of Law, and a Fellow at The Century Foundation. Professor Kleinbard joined USC Law in 2009. Before joining USC Law, Professor Kleinbard served as Chief of Staff of the U.S. Congress's nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation.
Professor Kleinbard's work focuses on the taxation of capital income, international tax issues, and the political economy of taxation. His recent papers include Stateless Income (Florida Tax Review), The Lessons of Stateless Income (Tax Law Review), The Better Base Case (Tax Notes), Herman Cain's 9-9-9 Plan (Tax Notes), and Tax Expenditure Framework Legislation (National Tax Journal). Professor Kleinbard has testified before the Congress on tax policy matters, and has written opinion pieces for the New York Times, the Huffington Post, CNN.com, and other media outlets.
Prior to his appointment to the Staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation, Kleinbard was for over 20 years a partner in the New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. Professor Kleinbard received his J.D. from Yale Law School, and his M.A. in History and B.A. in Medieval and Renaissance Studies from Brown University.