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Michael H. Schill Distinguished Professor of Law, UCLA Law

Eric Zolt is the Michael H. Schill Distinguished Professor of Law at UCLA Law and a consultant to the U.S. Treasury Department, US AID, the World Bank,and the International Monetary Fund

Zolt has been a visiting professor of law and the John Harvey Gregory Lecturer on World Organization at the Harvard Law School. Zolt also served as Faculty Director of the International Tax Program.

Zolt has expertise in tax law, especially in its international dimensions. Before joining UCLA, he was a partner in the Chicago law firm of Kirkland & Ellis, where he specialized in individual and corporate tax matters. Before practicing law, Eric was on the research staff of the Center for Policy Alternatives, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. While on leave from UCLA, he served in the U.S. Department of the Treasury from 1989 through 1992. Eric served first as Deputy Tax Legislative Counsel in the Office of Tax Policy. He was a co-director of Treasury’s Report on the Integration of Individual and Corporate Tax Systems: Taxing Business Income Once (1992). In 1991, Eric founded and served as the Director of Treasury’s Tax Advisory Program for Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union. Based at the U.S. Mission to the OECD in Paris, this program provided technical assistance to countries reforming their tax systems to be more compatible with a market economy. Eric continues to serve as a consultant to the Treasury Department, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. In the last 15 years, he has provided tax policy advice in over 25 countries. In 2002, Eric co-founded and served as the first Chair of the Executive Committee of the Southern African Tax Institute, a joint venture of four South African universities, administratively located at the University of Pretoria. In its first three years of operations, SATI has provided training to over 300 government tax officials from 20 different African countries