Speakers

Itai Grinberg

Professor of Law, Georgetown University

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, as well as the intersection of international tax law, international trade law, international investment law, and international financial regulation.  He also consults to corporations, governments, and multilateral institutions on a selective basis.  

Prof. Grinberg has testified before the US Congress and the German Bundestag on international tax matters, and acted as an outside international tax expert for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the Asian Development Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank.  

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 many other matters, he worked on every aspect of FATCA beginning with the original budget proposal, and represented the United States at the OECD.  

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.