John M. Samuels
Visiting Lecturer in Law
John Samuels is a Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. His subjects are U.S. taxation of international transactions.
- SLB Room M36A
Education & Curriculum Vitae
LL.M., New York Law School, 1976
J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 1969
B.A., Vanderbilt University, 1966
- U.S. International Taxation
John Samuels is a Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. His subjects are U.S. taxation of international transactions. He is the Chairman of Global Tax at Blackstone. Before joining the firm, Samuels worked at General Electric as the Vice President and Senior Counsel for Tax Policy and Planning for almost 30 years and was responsible for the company’s global tax policy, tax planning and tax compliance operations. He is the Chairman of the Alliance for Competitive Taxation (ACT) and the Chairman of the International Tax Policy Forum. Prior to joining GE, Samuels was a partner in the law firm of Dewey, Ballantine and served in the administrations of Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan as the Deputy Tax Legislative Counsel and Tax Legislative Counsel of the U.S. Department of Treasury. He is a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, a Trustee of the American Tax Policy Institute, and received the Tax Foundation’s Distinguished Service Award for his contributions to tax policy. He holds a B.A. from Vanderbilt, a J.D from the University of Chicago, and an LL.M. from New York Law School.