Lily Batchelder

Robert C. Kopple Family Professor of Law

New York University School of Law

LILY BATCHELDER is the Robert C. Kopple Family Professor of Law at NYU School of Law and an affiliated professor at the NYU Wagner School of Public Service. Previously she served as Deputy Director of the White House National Economic Council and Deputy Assistant to the President under President Obama (2014-2015), and Majority Chief Tax Counsel for the US Senate Committee on Finance (2010-2014). Batchelder’s scholarship and teaching focus on personal income taxes, business tax reform, wealth transfer taxes, retirement savings policy, and social insurance. She is on the board of Tax Analysts and the National Tax Association. Before joining NYU in 2005, Batchelder was an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, director of community affairs for a New York state senator, and a client advocate for a social services organization in Ocean Hill-Brownsville, Brooklyn. She holds an AB from Stanford University, an MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a JD from Yale Law School.


Policy Options for Taxing the Rich

Batchelder and Kamin argue the United States must raise new revenue in order to reduce high levels of economic disparity, finance much-needed new services and investments, and address the nation's long-term fiscal needs. They present a range of options that would raise tax revenue and increase the progressivity of the federal tax system. Policymakers can pursue a combination of incremental changes to increase revenues through the current tax system along with new tax structures to generate new revenue.