Ethan Yale joined the law faculty in 2009. His research and teaching focuses on tax law and policy with an emphasis on the taxation of business entities and complex transactions, including tax shelters. He also teaches a class on the tax and securities law aspects of forming and investing through private investment funds, including hedge funds and private equity funds. Yale has written numerous publications in policy and trade journals that have been of both interest and use to academics, practitioners and the courts. He was awarded the McFarland Prize for outstanding scholarship by a junior member of the law faculty (2011), and his work was selected for presentation at the Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum (2005).
Yale was a member of the Georgetown Law faculty from 2004 to 2009. Prior to joining Georgetown, he was an acting assistant professor at New York University School of Law, an associate with Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York City, and a law clerk to Judge Jacques L. Wiener Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He is a graduate of Cornell University and Tulane Law School.