Harvard Law School – Faculty Disclosures re: Related Outside Interests and Activities

Name: Stephen Shay
Institution: HLS
Title (HLS): Professor of Practice

The faculty member above engages from time to time in outside activities, some of which are compensated, some of which are ongoing, and also has outside financial interests that may relate to his/her scholarly activities. The disclosures below are intended to provide interested parties information about potential conflicts of interest from 2011 through the date of this report (June 2012) that might exist between the faculty member's scholarly and teaching activities, on the one hand, and his/her outside activities, on the other hand.






Ropes & Gray LLP.


I was a partner of Ropes & Gray LLP from 1987 to July 31, 2009, when I resigned to join the U.S. Treasury Department. I have no ownership interest in Ropes & Gray LLP. I provide occasional legal services to Ropes & Gray on client matters as mutually agreed on a matter-by-matter basis.

Tax advice generally on international tax issues.

July 1, 2011-Ongoing

United States of America

Gov't Official

I served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Tax Affairs in the Department of the Treasury.

I worked on international tax policy issues.

August, 2009-February, 2011

International Monetary Fund


I provide occasional consulting services to the International Monetary Fund Fiscal Affairs Department in relation to international tax policy generally and in relation to IMF advice to specific countries.

Advice on international tax policy and tax law design.

March, 2011-Ongoing

International Senior Lawyers' Project


I provide pro bono advice on international tax issues to the Government of Liberia. I co-taught a seminar on strategic issues in taxation of extractive industries for officials in the United Republic of Tanzania.

Advice regarding the taxation of multinational taxpayers generally and regarding the taxation of specific taxpayers in extractive industries.

May, 2011-Ongoing

Congressional Budget Office


External reviewer for CBO paper on policy options for tax treatment of multinational corporations.

Review description of US tax law and policy options for technical accuracy.

February, 2012-March, 2012