Adjunct Professor Oksana Jaffe is Chief Consultant to the California Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation. In this role, Ms. Jaffe provides technical and policy advice to Assembly Members on tax law, analyzes legislation, organizes periodic public hearings to provide a forum for reviewing tax issues, and acts as a liaison between the California Assembly and various state tax agencies. Ms. Jaffe represents the Committee as an advisor to the Franchise Tax Board, the State Board of Equalization, and the Executive Committee of the Tax Section of the California State Bar.
Ms. Jaffe started her professional career as an international tax associate with the Los Angeles office of Deloitte LLP and then served as a tax attorney with Howard Rice, San Francisco, where she practiced international and federal corporate tax law for several years. Before joining the Committee, Ms. Jaffe also served as a deputy Legislative Counsel at the Legislative Counsel Bureau, specializing primarily in state and local tax law.
Ms. Jaffe received a B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy from Kiev National University in Ukraine, a J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law, and an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law.