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.
Natalie Moffett is Of Counsel at the firm Peer, Gan & Gisler LLP. Natalie has spent the last decade representing private and public sector labor unions in all matters of labor law including administrative proceedings before the NLRB, federal wage and hour litigation, arbitrations and collective bargaining. In addition she has trained union clients on NLRB rules and regulations in representation and unfair labor practice proceedings, and on the intricacies of state and federal campaign finance laws. Prior to law school Natalie worked on Capitol Hill for U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy on his personal staff as appropriations coordinator and on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee tracking legislation, staffing hearings and overseeing communication with constituents.
Natalie graduated cum laude from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, where she also earned a Law & Public Policy Certificate and was the Managing Editor of the Journal of Contemporary Health Law & Policy.
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.
Director, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic; Managing Director, Columbus Community Legal Services
Paul Kurth serves as the director of the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic where he supervises students in representing clients in matters relating to tax controversies with the IRS and local jurisdictions, bankruptcy, and family law. He also works with students in conducting community outreach projects to educate taxpayers on such topics as taxpayer rights and responsibilities and on the federal personal income tax system. As part of Columbus Community Legal Services, Paul Kurth has also worked in conjunction with the Families and the Law Clinic to provide holistic services to domestic violence survivors. Prior to joining Columbus Community Legal Services, Paul Kurth was a sole practitioner whose expertise included family law, education law, and consumer protection law. Before obtaining his juris doctor, Paul Kurth worked for over ten years as a teacher and as an administrator in Montgomery County Public Schools. Paul Kurth holds a B.Ed. from the University of Toledo, an M.S. in Administration and Supervision from Johns Hopkins University, and a J.D. from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.
Constantia A. Dedoulis
Director, Institutes and Special Programs Director,
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.