Former Chiefs of Staff

The Members of the Joint Committee choose the Chief of Staff, who is responsible for selecting the remainder of the staff on a nonpartisan basis. Biographical information concerning former Chiefs of Staff of the Joint Committee follows.

Edward D. Kleinbard

(Chief of Staff, 2007 - 2009)

Education

B.A., Brown University, 1973
M.A., Brown University, 1973
J.D., Yale Law School, 1976


Professional

University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, professor, present
Yale Law School, visiting lecturer, 2007
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, LLP, New York, 1977 - 2007
 
George K. Yin

(Chief of Staff 2003-2005)

 Education:
B.A., University of Michigan, 1970
M.Ed., University of Florida, 1972
J.D., George Washington University Law School, 1977
 
Professional:
University of Virginia School of Law, Edwin S. Cohen Distinguished Professor of Law & Taxation, 2005-Present
University of Virginia School of Law, Howard W. Smith Professor of Law, 1994-2003
The American Law Institutes, Federal Tax Project, Reporter, 1994-1999
Senate Committee on Finance, Tax Counsel, 1983-1986
 
Lindy L. Paull

(Chief of Staff 1998-2003)

Education:
B.B.A., Florida International University and University of Florida, 1974
J.D., University of Florida College of Law, 1980
LL.M., University of Florida College of Law, 1980
 
Professional:
PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP, Washington National Tax Services, Partner, Present
Georgetown University Law Center, Adjunct Professor of Law
Senate Committee on Finance, Majority Staff Director and Chief Counsel, 1995-1998
Senate Committee on Finance, Minority Deputy Staff Director and Chief Tax Counsel, 1988-1995
Senate Committee on Finance, Minority Deputy Chief Counsel, 1987
Senate Committee on Finance, Minority Tax Counsel, 1986
Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan, Tax Associate, Washington, D.C., 1982-1986
 
Kenneth J. Kies

(Chief of Staff 1994-1998)

Education:
B.G.S (University College), Ohio University, 1974
J.D., Ohio State University College of Law, 1977
LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center, 1986
 
Professional:
Federal Policy Group - Clark Consulting, Inc., Managing Director, 2002-Present
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Washington National Tax Services, 1998-2002
Baker & Hostetler’s, Cleveland and Washington D.C., 1988-1994
House Committee on Ways and Means, Minority Chief Tax Counsel, 1982-1987

 
John Buckley

(Chief of Staff 1993-1994)

Education:
J.D., University of Wisconsin School of Law, 1973
Professional:
House Committee on Ways and Means, Minority Chief Tax Counsel, 1995-2005
Georgetown University Law Center, Adjunct Professor, 1995- present
House of Representatives U.S. Congress, Office of Legislative Counsel, 1973-1993
 
Harry L. Gutman

(Chief of Staff 1991-1993)

Education:
A.B., Princeton University, 1963
B.A., University College, Oxford England, 1965
LL.B., Harvard Law School, 1968
 
Professional:
KPMG Washington Federal Tax Legislative & Regulatory Services, Principal, 1999-present
King & Spaulding, Partner, 1993-1999
Drinker Biddle & Reath, Philadelphia PA, Partner, 1989-1991
University of Pennsylvania, Professor of Law, 1989-1991
University of Virginia, Professor of Law, 1984-1989
U. S. Department of Treasury, Deputy Tax Legislative Counsel, 1980-1984
Hill & Barlow, Boston MA, Partner, 1968-1977
 
Ronald A. Pearlman

(Chief of Staff 1988-1990)

Education:
B.A., Northwestern University, 1961
J.D., Northwestern University, 1965
LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center, 1967
 
Professional:
Georgetown University Law Center, Professor of Law and Director of Graduate Tax Programs, Present
Covington and Burling, Partner
U.S. Department of Treasury, Assistant Secretary of Treasury, Tax Policy, 1984
U.S. Department of Treasury, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy
Washington University School of Law, Adjunct Professor of Law, 1971
Thompson & Mitchell, Partner, 1970-1983
Internal Revenue Service, Office of the Chief Counsel, Interpretative Division, 1965-1969
 
David H. Brockway

(Chief of Staff 1983-1987)

Education:
B.B., Cornell University, 1968
Harvard Law School, 1971
U.S. Army - Active Duty, 1963-1966
 
Professional:
McKee Nelson, LLP, Partner, 2006-Present
Deloitte & Touche, Washington National Tax Office, 1999-2006
Dewy Ballantine, Chairman and Tax Partner, 1987-1999
Joint Committee on Taxation, Deputy Chief of Staff and International Tax Counsel, 1976-1983
Donovan, Leirsure, Newton & Irvine, Tax Partner, New York, 1971-1976
 
Mark L. McConaghy

(Chief of Staff 1981-1983)

Education:
B.A., Illinois Wesleyan University
J.D., University of Missouri Law School
Professional:
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Washington National Tax Services, Partner, 1983-present
Joint Committee on Taxation, Deputy Chief of Staff, 1976-1980
Joint Committee on Taxation, Legislation Counsel, 1971-1976
Internal Revenue Service, Office of Chief Counsel, 1968-1971
 
Bernard M. (Bob) Shapiro

(Chief of Staff 1977-1981)

Education:
B.A. and C.P.A., Washington and Lee University
J.D. and LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center
 
Professional:
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Washington National Tax Services, Founder and Partner, 1981-present
Georgetown University Law Center, Graduate Tax Program, Adjunct Professor
Catholic University Law School, Adjunct Professor
Joint Committee on Taxation, Assistant Chief Of Staff, 1974-1977
Joint Committee on Taxation, Staff Attorney, 1967-1974
 
Dr. Laurence N. Woodworth (Deceased)

(Chief of Staff 1964-1977)

Education:
A.B., Ohio Northern University, 1940
M.S., Government Management, University of Denver, 1942
Ph.D., New York University, 1960
 
Professional:
U.S. Department of Treasury, Assistant Secretary of Treasury, Tax Policy, 1977
Joint Committee on Taxation, Economist, 1944-1964
Tax Foundation, New York, 1943-1944
Civic Research Institute, Kansas City, Mo, 1942-1943

 
Colin F. Stam (Deceased)

(Chief of Staff 1937-1964)

Education:
B.A., Washington College, Chestertown, MD
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1922
George Washington University Law School, Special Courses in Taxation
Honorary degree of Doctor of Laws, Dartmouth College, 1958

Professional:
Tax Foundation, Inc., Consultant, 1964-1966
Joint Committee on Taxation, Counsel, 1929-1937
Joint Committee on Taxation, Assistant Counsel, 1928-1929
Bureau of Internal Revenue, General Counsel, 1926-1927
Bureau of Internal Revenue, Division of Rules and Regulations, 1922-1926
 
L. H. Parker (Deceased)

(Chief of Staff 1926-1937)

Education:
B.S., Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1905
LL.B., National University, Washington D.C., 1931
 
Professional:
Private Tax Consultant, 1937
U.S. Senate Committee Investigating Bureau of Internal Revenue, 1924-1926
State of New York and the United States Shipping Board, Engineer, 1906-1923
Pennsylvania Railroad, Assistant Engineer, 1905-1906