Richard Winchester has anchored the tax program at Thomas Jefferson School of Law
since 2003. Now a leading authority on federal employment tax policy, he was elected into
the National Academy of Social Insurance in 2010. He spent most of 2012 in Tunisia as a
Fulbright Scholar teaching Financing International Trade at the University of Carthage. 

He entered law teaching after working for a decade as a corporate tax planner, helping
privately owned and publicly-traded companies structure their business operations and
financial transactions. Although his career initially focused on multi-state taxation, he
spent his final years in practice as an international tax attorney in the national tax
office of PricewaterhouseCoopers, advising both U.S. firms investing abroad and foreign
firms investing in the U.S. 

Professor Winchester is a graduate of Yale Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of
the Yale Law & Policy Review. He later clerked for Chief Justice Robert N.C. Nix,
Jr., of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. He completed his undergraduate studies at
Princeton University, majoring in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International

Consistently active in civic matters, he has led grassroots political organizations in
Pennsylvania and also helped rewrite the charter for the city of Bowie, Maryland. He now
serves on the Executive Board of the San Diego Lawyer Chapter of the American
Constitution Society. He also co-chairs the San Diego Committee of the Princeton Prize in
Race Relations. 

Employment Tax Policy


Obama's Gift to the Rich: A Permanent Payroll Tax Holiday, Valparaiso University Law Review (2013)


The Gap in the Employment Tax Gap, Stanford Law & Policy Review (2009)

Corporate Tax History


Corporations That Weren't: The Taxation of Firm Profits in Historical Perspective, Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal (2010)


Equity Undermined: The 1918 Check-the-Box Entity Classification Election, 101st Annual Conference of the National Tax Association (2008)