B.A., Jurisprudence, Oxford University

David Pratt has taught at Albany Law School since 1994. Previously, he was in private practice in London, Cleveland and Albany. Since 1976, he has specialized in tax and employee benefits law.

Prof. Pratt received his law degree from Oxford University, and was admitted to practice in England in 1975 and in New York in 1978. He has published numerous articles, primarily on employee benefits topics, including three articles on physician-assisted suicide. He is the co-author of the Social Security and Medicare Answer Book (Aspen) and of Taxation of Distributions from Qualified Plans (Warren, Gorham & Lamont). He is a Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel and a Senior Editor of the Journal of Employee Benefits.

At the law school, Prof. Pratt teaches Introduction to Taxation,
Retirement Planning and Health Care in the Age of Obamacare, Trusts and Estates, Business Law Survey, and Sales and Payment Systems. He also serves as an expert witness in tax and benefits litigation.


In the News

Professor David Pratt was quoted in the Albany Times Union article "Former St. Clare's workers sue Diocese of Albany over failed pension" on September 10, 2019.

​Professor David Pratt was quoted in the Daily Gazette article "St. Clare's pensioners gain additional legal help" on June 25, 2019.

​Professor David Pratt spoke with Spectrum News for the segment "Legal Professionals Pledge Support for St. Clare's Pensioners" on June 23, 2019.

​Professor David Pratt was quoted in the Daily Gazette article "St. Clare's retirees plan new campaign in fight for pensions" on April 27, 2019.

​Professor David Pratt spoke with CBS 6 for the story "St. Clare's Corp. files legal petition to dissolve" on March 26, 2019.

​Professor David Pratt was mentioned in the Times Union article "Legal Aid lawyer enters St. Clare's pension fight" on January 15, 2019.

​Professor David Pratt was quoted in the Times Union article "A vow to move forward on St. Clare's pension" on December 20, 2018.