Area of Expertise
Tax law, reform, and policy; tax law in transitional economies; pension law
Andrew D. Pike specializes in tax law, pension law, and the law of contracts. From 1997 to 2006, he was associate dean for academic affairs at the Washington College of Law. A former director of the school’s Law and Business Program, he received American University’s Outstanding Teacher Award in 2006. Prior to his academic career, Pike was associate tax legislative counsel in the United States Department of the Treasury. He was also a consultant to the Internal Revenue Service, the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation, and the Congressional Research Service on issues of tax reform and tax administration. Pike traveled extensively to Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and the Kyrgyz Republic as advisor on reform of tax law and systems of tax administration. He assisted in drafting proposed tax laws for the governments of Moldova, Uzbekistan, and the Republic of Tajikistan. He was an advisor to the International Monetary Fund, the United States Department of the Treasury, the Congressional Research Service, and the United States Agency for International Development. Pike has taught federal personal income taxation, federal income taxation of corporations and shareholders, comparative taxation, federal estate and gift taxation, pension law, tax policy, the tax litigation clinic, and contracts. A visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a faculty member of the Internal Revenue Service’s Continuing Professional Education Program, run by the New York University School of Law, Pike has published law review articles in the leading tax law reviews. He is also an articles editor for The Tax Lawyer and is a member of the board of advisors for the Insurance Tax Review.