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Nir Fishbien

Nir Fishbien, LLM in International Taxation '16, is an S.J.D. candidate at the University of Michigan Law School.

He received his LLB in law and accounting, magna cum laude, from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, followed by his LLM, with honors, from Northwestern University, and his international tax LLM from the University of Michigan, where he received the Michigan Grotius Fellowship. 

Fishbien coordinated the Michigan Law S.J.D. and Research Scholar Program for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 academic years. He worked for one year at a leading Israeli law firm, Fischer, Behar, Chen, Well, Orion & Co. He then spent three years in the Israeli Ministry of Finance. He practiced international tax in Caplin & Drysdale's Washington, D.C., office and will soon join Sullivan & Cromwell's tax department in New York.

Fields of Academic Interest    
Corporate Taxation, International Tax, and Tax Policy.

Dissertation Project
Horizontal Equity and the Distortions in the U.S. Federal Tax System: An Analytical Examination of the Tax Expenditures Analysis and the Taxation of Corporate Earnings.

Doctoral Committee


  • LL.M. in International Taxation, University of Michigan Law School, 2016
  • LL.M., Northwestern University School of Law, Summa Cum Laude, 2015
  • LL.B., The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Law and Accounting, Magna Cum Laude, 2012

Bar Member
The New York Bar, Israeli Certified Public Accountant (CPA).


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