Leandra Lederman is the William W. Oliver Professor of Tax Law and Director of the Law School's Tax Program. She was a faculty member at George Mason University School of Law from 1997 until she joined the faculty of the School of Law in 2005. In 2001, she was recognized by George Mason University for excellence in teaching, and in 2005 she received the Law Alumni Association Legal Teaching Award from New York University School of Law. Professor Lederman spent the 2002-2003 academic year at the University of Texas School of Law as a visiting professor.
Professor Lederman earned an A.B. cum laude in 1987, from Bryn Mawr College, with honors in her major. She earned a J.D. cum laude in 1990 from New York University School of Law, where she was a Note and Comment editor of the New York University Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. In 1993, Professor Lederman received an LL.M. in taxation from New York University School of Law, where she was a student editor of the Tax Law Review. She practiced as an associate at the New York office of White & Case from 1990 to 1992 and served as an attorney-advisor (clerk) to Judge David Laro of the United States Tax Court from 1993 to 1994.
Professor Lederman's research focuses on federal income taxation of individuals and corporations, tax compliance, and tax controversies and litigation. She is co-author of a casebook on federal tax controversies, has written a student guide to corporate taxation, served as general editor of a treatise on tax procedure, and has written numerous articles on tax law and policy. She presents her work frequently at conferences and colloquia. Professor Lederman is also active in the Tax Section of the American Bar Association, where she is Chair of the Teaching Taxation Committee and an Associate Editor of the Section's NewsQuarterly.