Roy L. & Rosamond Woodruff Morgan Professor of Law
J.D., Yale Law School, 1991
B.A., Wesleyan University, 1988
Michael Doran rejoined the Law School in 2014. His research interests include tax policy, legislative process and legal ethics. Doran previously taught at the Law School from 2005 to 2009 and at Georgetown University Law Center from 2009 to 2014. Before he began teaching, he was a partner at Caplin & Drysdale in Washington, D.C., practicing federal tax and federal pension law. He also served twice in the Office of Tax Policy at the U.S. Treasury Department. Doran teaches tax, property, legal ethics, Native American law and legal theory.
"The Puzzle of Non-Qualified Retirement Pay: Optimal Contracting, Managerial Power, and Taxes"
"Tax Legislation in the Contemporary U.S. Congress" 67 Tax L. Rev. 555 (2014).
"Legislative Organization and Administrative Redundancy" 91 B.U. L. Rev. 1815 (2011).
"The Closed Rule," 59 Emory L.J. 1363 (2010).
"Managers, Shareholders, and the Corporate Double Tax," 95 Va. L. Rev. 517 (2009).
"Tax Penalties and Tax Compliance," 46 Harvard Journal on Legislation (2009).
"Intergenerational Equity in Fiscal Policy Reform," 61 Tax L. Rev. 241 (2008).
"Legislative Compromise and Tax Transition Policy," 74 U. of Chi. L. Rev. 545 (2007).
"Executive Compensation Reform and the Limits of Tax Policy," Tax Policy Center Discussion Paper 18 (2004).