Stephen E. Shay is a professor in residence at IBFD and a Professor of Practice at Harvard Law School. Prior to joining the Harvard Law School faculty, he was the Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Tax Affairs in the United States Department of the Treasury and prior to rejoining the Treasury Department in 2009, he was a tax partner for 22 years with Ropes & Gray, LLP. He also served in the Office of International Tax Counsel at the Department of the Treasury, including as International Tax Counsel, from 1982 to 1987.
Prof. Shay has published scholarly and practice articles relating to international taxation, and testified for law reform before Congressional tax-writing committees. He is active in the American Bar Association Tax Section as a Council Director and Chair of the Committee on Foreign Activities of U.S. Taxpayers, in the American Law Institute as an Associate Reporter, in the American Tax Policy Institute as a member of the Board of Trustees, and in the New York State Bar Association Tax Section and the International Bar Association.