Gilbert Rothenberg



Mr. Rothenberg earned his B.A. (in Economics) from the University of Pennsylvania (1971), his J.D. from American University’s Washington College of Law (1975), and his LL.M. (in Taxation) from Georgetown University Law Center (1979). Mr. Rothenberg has worked in the Justice Department’s Tax Division for his entire career, starting out as a line attorney in the Division’s Appellate Section (where he handled, among many others, the landmark Tufts and Diedrich cases, and more recently argued the Murphy and Cohen cases before the D.C. Circuit, the latter en banc). Mr. Rothenberg is currently Chief of the Tax Division’s Appellate Section, overseeing a staff of approximately 65 attorneys and support personnel. Mr. Rothenberg is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at the American University’s Washington College of Law, where for more than 25 years he has taught courses in individual and corporate income tax. His publications include an article on tax deficiency procedures in The Virginia Tax Review, later reprinted in abbreviated form in The Monthly Digest of Tax Articles, and a chapter in the ABA’s 2009 publication entitled Careers in Tax Law. He was profiled in the Winter 2010 issue of the ABA’s Section of Taxation NewsQuarterly, and he is also a frequent speaker/panel member at federal tax conferences.





Degrees & Universities

  • LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center 1979 (Taxation)
  • J.D., American University Washington College of Law 1975
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania 1971 (Economics)