Professor Richard Winchester joined the Seton Hall Law faculty at the beginning of the 2018-19 semester with an expertise in small business and federal employment tax policy. Previously, Professor Winchester spent ten years as a corporate tax planner and was an international tax attorney in the national tax office of PWC, where he advised both U.S. firms investing abroad and foreign firms investing in the U.S. He began his legal career as a law clerk for Chief Justice Robert N.C. Nix, Jr. of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
“My career has taken a number of unexpected twists and turns. Each juncture proved to be an opportunity for me to grow and to discover new vistas that I may have never considered. Similarly, I will guide my students to welcome the unexpected and to open their minds to possibilities,” explains Professor Winchester. “Early in my legal education career, I stumbled into the fields of employment tax policy and corporate tax history. Neither area has attracted a great deal of attention by scholars, providing me with room to explore compelling questions whose answers have added value to contemporary debates about federal tax policy. I am hopeful that my work in these fields will elevate the Law School's profile for producing scholarship that is both timely and relevant.”