Norman Stein is a professor at the Earle Mack School of Law, Drexel University, specializing in pension law, employee benefits, and tax law. In addition to producing a rich body of scholarship, he is actively involved in policy development and testifies frequently before Congress. Stein received his B.A. in 1973 from New College in Sarasota, Fla., and his J.D. in 1978 from Duke University, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif. He worked as an associate with the Washington, D.C., law firm of Arnold & Porter until 1980. From 1980 to 1981, he was a law clerk for Gerald Bard Tjoflat of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. After his clerkship, Stein practiced law in Atlanta. Stein has served as counsel to AARP in several pension cases, was a consultant to the Government Accountability Office, taught in the IRS General Counsel's continuing education program, has testified before Congress on pension issues, and has been chair of the Employee Benefits Section of the Association of American Law Schools and the Teaching Employee Benefits Subcommittee of the American Bar Association. He is a member of the GAO's Expert Panel on Retirement Security and also served on the Department of Labor Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefits Plans. Stein is a member of the Board of Governors of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, a fellow of the National Academy of Social Insurance, and a senior policy adviser to the Pension Rights Center. He is also a member of the Bloomberg BNA Benefits Practice Resource Advisory Board. Before joining the faculty at Drexel, Stein was the Douglas Arant Professor of Law at the University of Alabama. He was a visiting professor at the University of Texas during spring semester 1987, Indiana University (Bloomington) during the 1991 academic year, and the University of California at Davis during the 1996-1997 academic years. He has taught classes in federal taxation, ERISA, corporate tax, business organizations, labor law, gender and the law, and seminars in tax policy, will drafting, law and literature, and law and the elderly, as well as classes in deferred compensation and tax accounting.
Norman P. Stein