Patricia A. Brown is Director of the Graduate Program in Taxation at the University of Miami School of Law. She is an internationally recognized expert in the field of international taxation, with specialties in tax treaty policy and interpretation and the international taxation of financial products and institutions. Professor Brown has extensive experience in tax practice, both in the United States and abroad.
From 1997 to 2006, she was responsible for coordinating the US tax treaty program as the Treasury Department's Deputy International Tax Counsel (Treaty Affairs). During that time, she participated in many OECD Working Parties and Working Groups and was the Chair of several groups, including the Working Group responsible for the substantial revision of the Commentary to Article 18 (Pensions) in 2005. From 2007 to 2010, she served as a full-time consultant to the OECD, developing guidelines and procedures for the cross-border taxation of portfolio investors. Professor Brown has also lectured and spoken extensively on a variety of topics relating to tax treaties and cross-border financial transactions.