Diane M. Ring

Professor Diane M. Ring is Of Counsel to the Whistleblower Practice in Washington DC, advising on substantive tax issues that arise in IRS and state tax whistleblower matters. She provides legal analysis of the most complex tax issues that whistleblowers bring forward.

In addition to her role at Constantine Cannon, Professor Ring is the Interim Dean at Boston College Law School. She is also a Professor of Law and the Dr. Thomas F. Carney Distinguished Scholar at Boston College Law School, where she researches and writes primarily in the fields of international taxation, corporate taxation, and ethical issues in tax practice. Professor Ring is co-author of three case books in taxation: on corporate taxation, international taxation, and ethical problems in federal tax practice. Her recent work addresses such diverse issues as information exchange, tax leaks, international tax relations, sharing economy and human equity transactions, and ethics in international tax.

Professor Ring’s expertise has led to her consulting on numerous high-profile international tax issues. For example, she has twice been a consultant for the United Nations’ work on tax issues in developing countries: on its 2014 project on tax base protection and its 2013 project on treaty administration. She has also done significant work with the International Fiscal Association (IFA), the leading non-governmental, international organization dealing with tax matters. She was the U.S. National Reporter for the 2012 IFA Conference on the Debt Equity Conundrum and for the 2004 IFA Conference on Double Nontaxation. She was the Assistant General Reporter for the 1995 IFA Conference on Financial Instruments and was a consultant to the IFA research project on the impact of technological and financial innovation on the taxation of income and activities.

She is also active in professional associations. She currently serves as the Vice Chair for the Tax Section Committee of Teaching Taxation of the American Bar Association, and is a Council member for the IFA-US New England Region.

Prior to joining Boston College Law School, Professor Ring was an associate professor of law at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, and an assistant professor at Harvard Law School. Before entering academia, Ms. Ring practiced at the firm of Caplin & Drysdale in Washington, D.C., specializing in international tax and the taxation of financial instruments. Prior to that, she clerked for Judge Jon O. Newman of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Professor Ring received both her A.B. and J.D. from Harvard University.