The Catholic University of America

 

Roger Colinvaux
Director, Law and Public Policy Program and Professor 

 

Professor Colinvaux teaches courses in Federal Income Taxation, Legislation, and Property. From 2001-2008, Professor Colinvaux was counsel to the non-partisan Joint Committee on Taxation in the U.S. Congress and played an important role in developing the major charitable giving and reform legislation enacted during that period, including the Pension Protection Act of 2006.

Professor Colinvaux’s research interests center around the federal tax law of nonprofit organizations and the overall role the tax law plays in regulating the activities of private nonprofit entities. Professor Colinvaux has testified before the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee on tax reform issues relating to the nonprofit sector. He is often cited for his expertise in nonprofit organizations by major media outlets, and is a frequent speaker at academic and other conferences. He has also testified as an expert witness in litigation on tax-exempt status issues.
 
Professor Colinvaux is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Tax Policy and Charities project sponsored by the Urban Institute and Tax Policy Center, a Member of the Board of Advisors for the National Center on Philanthropy and the Law at the New York University School of Law, and also serves on the AALS Committee on Nonprofit and Philanthropy Law. He is past Chair of the Exempt Organizations Committee of the D.C. Bar’s Tax Section.

In August 2014, Professor Colinvaux assumed the directorship of the law school's Law and Public Policy Program

Professor Colinvaux received his J.D. degree magna cum laude from the Indiana University (Maurer) School of Law and an M.Litt from the University of Oxford (Merton College). He also clerked for the Hon. Theodore R. Boehm of the Indiana Supreme Court.   

 
Many of Professor Colinvaux’s publications can be accessed on his SSRN page.




Jean Marc Favreau

 

Jean Marc Favreau is a Partner at Peer, Gan & Gisler LLP, where he has practiced union-side labor and employment law since 2004. He advocates for labor unions in a variety of forums including arbitration, collective bargaining, and legislative and organizing campaigns. Mr. Favreau also conducts trainings for union stewards and officers in grievance handling and arbitration advocacy.

Mr. Favreau is a 2003 graduate of the CUA’s Columbus School of Law and the LPP Program. During law school, he intensified his commitment to workers rights issues, serving as a Papps Labor Law Fellow and working for organizations such as the United Mine Workers of America, the International Labor Rights Foundation, and the Department of Labor. After graduation, he served as a Law Fellow in the General Counsel’s office at the AFL-CIO working on public policy issues and Appellate Court cases that affected the National Labor Relations Act, Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act, Occupational Safety and Health Act and other significant U.S. labor laws. 

Mr. Favreau graduated from Wesleyan University with a B.A. in Sociology.

 


Jorge Castro

Jorge Castro is founder and principal of Castro Strategies, LLC.  Mr. Castro has a decade of government experience working on domestic and international tax issues at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the U.S. Congress, and also has extensive experience working closely with foreign governments from all regions on a variety of global tax issues, particularly at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).  From 2010 to 2013, Mr. Castro served as Counselor to the IRS Commissioner, collaborating with the U.S. Treasury Department on a variety of priority guidance projects, including the implementation of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).  From 2007 to 2010, Mr. Castro served as Senior Counsel and lead economic policy advisor to Senator John D. Rockefeller IV, Chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee.  He was lead counsel and provided policy and technical analysis to Senator Rockefeller during the consideration and negotiation of significant economic legislation in the 110th and 111th Congress, including the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act (TARP legislation), the Housing and Economic Recovery Act, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act. From 2004 to 2007, Mr. Castro served as Tax and Trade Counsel to the late Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones.


A native of Lima, Peru, Jorge received his B.A. from The George Washington University and his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School.”
 

 


Chris Netram
is deputy chief of staff and tax counsel for a senior member of U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Ways and Means. Mr. Netram is involved in all aspects of legislative and communications strategy. He previously served as tax counsel for a senior member of the U.S. Senate. From 2006 to 2012, Mr. Netram worked in the National Office of a “Big 4” accounting firm, where his practice focused on tax planning for mergers and acquisitions.  In that capacity, he analyzed complex corporate, international, and partnership tax matters. He has also worked as a reporter and editor for a tax publication, where he focused on international tax and financial reporting issues.  Mr. Netram is a 2003 graduate of the CUA’s Columbus School of Law, and received his LLM in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center.  He received his B.A. in Liberal Studies from the University of Central Florida.

 


Lisa Martin


Lisa Martin is the Director of the Experiential Curriculum, overseeing CUA Law’s externship program and hybrid clinical programs.  She also serves as co-director with Catherine Klein of the Families and the Law Clinic, where she supervises students representing people who have experienced domestic violence in emergency protection order, family law, and immigration cases, and undertaking community education projects and policy work. 

Her teaching, scholarship, and practice focus on issues relating to domestic violence, family law, poverty, and access to justice. 
Prior to joining the faculty, she taught International Rights of Woman as an adjunct professor at George Washington University Law School.  She also managed the Teen Dating Violence Program at Women Empowered Against Violence (WEAVE), where she represented teenagers experiencing dating violence and worked to reform laws and policies to increase legal protections for teens in the District of Columbia.  Prior to WEAVE, she was a litigation associate at Arent Fox PLLC, and served as a volunteer attorney supervisor in the International Women’s Human Rights Clinic at Georgetown University Law Center.
 
She is a member of the District’s Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board, a volunteer attorney mentor with the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program, and a former co-chair of the D.C. Bar Family Law Section Steering Committee.  She is a member of the Scholarship Committee of the AALS Clinical Legal Education Section and a former member of the AALS Poverty Law Section Executive Committee. She has been active in developing pro bono services for D.C. residents who have limited access to legal representation, and participates in coalitions addressing domestic violence, domestic relations, and access to justice.

 


 
Constantia A. Dedoulis
Director, Institutes and Special Programs
 
Constantia Dedoulis has served the law school in various administrative positions since 1992. As Director of Institutes and Clinical Programs, Ms. Dedoulis oversees the operational facets of LPP and several other institutes and programs. From 1992 to 2005, Ms. Dedoulis was adviser to the Cardinal Yearbook, and in 2005 she was recognized by the University community with the Rev. William Quinn Award for her contributions to the yearbook organization. Prior to joining Catholic University, Ms. Dedoulis taught fine arts, art history, and visual communications on the high school level and was an art instructor at the Chevy Chase Community Center, District of Columbia Department of Recreation and Parks. In 1982, Ms. Dedoulis earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from The Catholic University of America, and in 1979, she received a Bachelor of Arts with distinction from George Washington University.