Richard Winchester has anchored the tax program at Thomas Jefferson School of Law since 2003. A national authority on small business and federal employment tax policy, he was elected into the National Academy of Social Insurance in 2010. He spent most of 2012 in Tunisia as a Fulbright Scholar teaching Financing International Trade at the University of Carthage.
Before entering legal education, he spent a decade as a corporate tax planner, helping privately owned and publicly-traded companies structure their business operations and financial transactions. He capped off his career as an international tax attorney in the national tax office of PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he advised both U.S. firms investing abroad and foreign firms investing in the U.S. But he also gained expertise in multi-state taxation and the taxation of financial institutions.
Professor Winchester is a graduate of Yale Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the Yale Law & Policy Review. He later clerked for Chief Justice Robert N.C. Nix, Jr., of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. He completed his undergraduate studies at Princeton University, majoring in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
Consistently active in civic matters, he has led grassroots political organizations in Pennsylvania and also helped rewrite the charter for the city of Bowie, Maryland. He now serves on the Executive Board of the San Diego Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society and the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association. He also co-chairs the San Diego Committee of the Princeton Prize in Race Relations.