Professor Dean’s expertise lies in tax law. His scholarship addresses a range of tax and budget issues and has appeared in a number of leading law reviews. His article Tax Deregulation, for example, considered the surprising implications of enhancing taxpayer autonomy and appeared in the New York University Law Review. Other work has considered unconventional solutions to longstanding problems such as tax havens, regulatory complexity and tax shelters. Recent work with Dana Brakman Reiser has explored the special challenges and opportunities presented by social enterprises, ventures that simultaneously pursue private profits and the public good.
Professor Dean is a member of the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association’s Tax Section.
Before joining the faculty he worked as an associate at Debevoise & Plimpton and at Cravath, Swaine & Moore. In law school, he was an editor of the Yale Law and Policy Review.