Daniel Hemel’s research focuses on taxation, risk regulation, and innovation law. His current projects examine the taxation of risk-based returns, the application of cost-benefit analysis to tax administration, and the role of international law in providing innovation incentives.
Previously, Hemel served as a law clerk to Associate Justice Elena Kagan of the US Supreme Court. He also clerked for Judge Michael Boudin of the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and Judge Sri Srinivasan of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He also served as visiting counsel for the Joint Committee on Taxation of the US Congress.
A four-time Boston Marathon qualifier, Hemel graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College and received an MPhil with distinction from Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar. He then earned his JD from Yale Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal. While in law school, he was awarded the Ambrose Gherini Prize for best paper in international law, among other honors.