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Regina T Jefferson

Regina T. Jefferson, Professor of Law at the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University, is co-chair (with Jacob Hacker and Maya Rockeymoore) of NASI's 19th Annual Conference: “In Search of the Common Good: What Role for Social Insurance?”

  Regina T. Jefferson, Professor of Law at the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University, is co-chair (with Jacob Hacker and Maya Rockeymoore) of NASI's 19th Annual Conference: “In Search of the Common Good: What Role for Social Insurance?” This year's conference will focus on insecurity for working families, the coming retirement challenge and health insurance at the crossroads. 


"We are pleased that Regina is serving as co-chair of our Annual Conference. Her expertise in pensions and retirement policy, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), and healthcare financing are particularly well suited to this conference's broad focus on the growing insecurity that affects all Americans. NASI is fortunate that Regina has offered her time and talent in this way," said Marilyn Moon, President of NASI and Vice President and Director of the Health Program at the American Institutes for Research. 
 

Professor Jefferson's teaching interests include individual income taxation, partnership taxation, and ERISA. Prior to joining the faculty at Catholic University in 1992, Jefferson was a teaching fellow in the Graduate Teacher Training Program for Future Law Professors at Georgetown University. Before this, Jefferson was a Tax Law Specialist at the National Office of the Internal Revenue Service in the Employee Plans Division, where she specialized in qualified employee plans. In the 1980s, she was also a law clerk at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, a mathematics instructor at Howard University, an actuarial assistant at the Wyatt Company, and a junior programmer at IBM. 
 

Professor Jefferson has written several articles and papers addressing a variety of tax topics including the funding limitations of defined benefit plans, the risks of defined contribution plans, the EITC, and the Medical Savings Account program. She wrote a chapter entitled "The American Dream Savings Account: A Dream or a Nightmare?" which appeared in Taxing America (Karen B. Brown and Mary L. Fellows, editors). 
 

In 1998, Jefferson was appointed by President Clinton as one of one hundred participants for the first National Summit on Retirement Income Savings. In 2001, Jefferson testified before the Department of Labor's Working Group on Preparing for Retirement. In 2002, she testified before the United States congress on issues related to retirement security and defined contribution plans.
 

Jefferson serves on the Board of Directors of the Pension Rights Center, is also a member of its Steering Committee for Conversation on Coverage, a national invitational policy forum on private pension coverage with members of Congress and top industry and policy experts. She is an Advisory Board Member of the BNA Pension & Benefits Reporter. From 2000-2002, Jefferson was a member of the advisory team for Tax Talk Today, an interactive television series that allows tax practitioners nationwide to consult with experts. She has been a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance since 2001 and has served on its Membership Committee for the last five years. 
 

Jefferson has a B.S. in mathematics from Howard University, a J.D. from The George Washington University, and a LL.M. from Georgetown University. She has admissions to the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, Maryland and the District of Columbia.