Regina T. Jefferson
Regina T. Jefferson teaches individual income taxation, partnership taxation, and ERISA: pensions. Prior to joining the law faculty at Catholic University in 1992, Dean Jefferson was a tax law specialist at the National Office of the Internal Revenue Service in the Employee Plans Division from 1987 through 1990, where she specialized in qualified employee plans. From 1990 through 1992, Dean Jefferson was a teaching fellow in the Graduate Teacher Training Program for Future Law Professors at Georgetown University. Dean Jefferson's scholarly articles and papers address a variety of tax topics including the funding limitations of defined benefit plans, the risks of defined contribution plans, the earned income tax credit, and the medical savings account program.
Dean Jefferson has a B.S. in mathmatics from Howard University, a J.D. from The George Washington University, and a LL.M. from Georgetown University. In 1998, she was appointed by President Clinton as one of one hundred participants for the first National Summit on Retirement Income Savings. In 2002 she testified before the congress of the United States on issues regarding Retirement Security and Defined Contribution Plans.
"The American Dream Savings Account: A Dream or a Nightmare?" In Taxing America, edited by Karen B. Brown and Mary L. Fellows. New York: New York University Press, 1996.
"Social Security Reform: Impacts and Consequences.", Washington & Lee Law Review (2001)
"Striking the Balance In Cash Balance Plans.", 49 Buffalo Law Review 513 (2001)
"Rethinking the Risks of Defined Contribution Plans.", Florida Tax Review (2000).
"Defined Contribution Plans: Risky Business for Plan Participants, A Questionable Model for Social Security, Framing the Social Security Debate." Brookings Institute (1999).
"Medical Savings Accounts: Windfalls for the Healthy, Wealthy & Wise." Catholic University Law Review. 48, no. 3 (1999): 685.
"A Farewell to Pension Policy: The Impact of Flexible IRAs on Current Tax Policy." Temple Law Review 69 (Winter 1996): 1451.
"Restructuring the Earned Income Tax Credit: A Response to Reform Proposals." Tax Notes 68, 2 (September 18, 1995): 1489.
"The Earned Income Tax Credit: Thou Goest Wither? A Critique of Existing Proposals to Reform the Earned Income Tax Credit." Temple Law Review 68 (Spring 1995): 143.
"Defined Benefit Plan Funding: How Much Is Too Much?" Case Western Reserve Law Review 44 (Fall 1993): 1.