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Caroline Bruckner

Executive in Residence Department of Accounting and Taxation

Caroline Bruckner joined the Kogod School of Business from her most recent position as Senior Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee for Energy and Natural Resources. In that role, she advised the Committee and its Chair, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), on tax, finance, budget, and labor issues. She previously served as Chief Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee for Small Business and Entrepreneurship during Sen. Landrieu’s Chairmanship (2009-2014). As counsel for the SBC, she worked with U.S. policy makers and small businesses stakeholders across the political spectrum on small business tax legislation and to develop the tax title to the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-240). Prior to her public service, Prof. Bruckner was a Senior Associate with the international tax services group of Pricewaterhouse Coopers, LLP - Washington National Tax Services, where she advised clients on both inbound and outbound U.S. taxation issues generally, international contract manufacturing arrangements, corporate inversion transactions, and IRS filing requirements related to ownership of U.S. real estate, foreign corporations and offshore bank accounts. Before joining PwC, she served as an associate in the employee benefits group of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, LLP advising clients on executive compensation and employee benefit matters. In July 2015, Prof. Bruckner testified before the SBC and its members as a small business tax policy expert.


Prof. Bruckner earned a Master of Tax Laws (LLM) from the Georgetown University Law Center, a Juris Doctor from George Mason University School of Law, where she was a Writing Fellow and articles editor for The Civil Rights Law Journal, and is a graduate of Emory University with a B.A. in Political Science.

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