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.