The Catholic University of America

 Who's Who In LPP 

Roger Colinvaux
Director, Law and Public Policy Program and Professor 

Professor Colinvaux teaches courses in Federal Income Taxation, Legislation, and Property. From 2001-2008, Professor Colinvaux was counsel to the non-partisan Joint Committee on Taxation in the U.S. Congress and played an important role in developing the major charitable giving and reform legislation enacted during that period, including the Pension Protection Act of 2006.

Professor Colinvaux’s research interests center around the federal tax law of nonprofit organizations and the overall role the tax law plays in regulating the activities of private nonprofit entities. Professor Colinvaux has testified before the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee on tax reform issues relating to the nonprofit sector. He is often cited for his expertise in nonprofit organizations by major media outlets, and is a frequent speaker at academic and other conferences. He has also testified as an expert witness in litigation on tax-exempt status issues.
Professor Colinvaux is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Tax Policy and Charities project sponsored by the Urban Institute and Tax Policy Center, and also serves on the AALS Committee on Nonprofit and Philanthropy Law. He is past Chair of the Exempt Organizations Committee of the D.C. Bar’s Tax Section, and former Member of the Board of Advisors for the National Center on Philanthropy and the Law at the New York University School of Law.

In August 2014, Professor Colinvaux assumed the directorship of the law school's Law and Public Policy Program.

Professor Colinvaux received his J.D. degree magna cum laude from the Indiana University (Maurer) School of Law and an M.Litt from the University of Oxford (Merton College). He also clerked for the Hon. Theodore R. Boehm of the Indiana Supreme Court.   
Many of Professor Colinvaux’s publications can be accessed on his SSRN page.


Jean Marc Favreau

Jean Marc Favreau is a Partner at Peer, Gan & Gisler LLP, where he has practiced union-side labor and employment law since 2004. He advocates for labor unions in a variety of forums including arbitration, collective bargaining, and legislative and organizing campaigns. Mr. Favreau also conducts trainings for union stewards and officers in grievance handling and arbitration advocacy.
Mr. Favreau is a 2003 graduate of the CUA’s Columbus School of Law and the LPP Program. During law school, he intensified his commitment to workers rights issues, serving as a Papps Labor Law Fellow and working for organizations such as the United Mine Workers of America, the International Labor Rights Foundation, and the Department of Labor. After graduation, he served as a Law Fellow in the General Counsel’s office at the AFL-CIO working on public policy issues and Appellate Court cases that affected the National Labor Relations Act, Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act, Occupational Safety and Health Act and other significant U.S. labor laws.
Mr. Favreau graduated from Wesleyan University with a B.A. in Sociology.


Larry Halloran

Lawrence J. Halloran is an attorney with more than thirty-five years of experience in public policy and advocacy. From 2010 to 2013, he was under contract to the Professional Services Council providing strategic advice on international development issues. Previously, he served as Deputy Majority Staff Director, then Minority Staff Director of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. From 1999 through March 2006, he was Staff Director and Counsel to the Government Reform Subcommittee on National Security, Veterans Affairs and International Relations. The Subcommittee investigated federal terrorism preparedness and response programs, military chemical and biological warfare doctrine, tactics and countermeasures, homeland security strategies and programs, public diplomacy outreach in the Middle East, and veterans health issues. From 1995 through 1998, he was Staff Director and Counsel to the Subcommittee on Human Resources of the House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight. A graduate of Fairfield University (1973) and the Catholic University Columbus School of Law (1976), he served on the staff of U.S. Rep. Stewart B. McKinney (R-Conn.) from 1973 to 1980


Chris Netram is tax counsel for a U.S. Senator, whom he has served since 2012.  Mr. Netram focuses on public policy matters related to taxation, the federal budget, and international trade.  From 2006 to 2012, Mr. Netram worked in the National Office of a “Big 4” accounting firm, where his practice focused on tax planning for mergers and acquisitions.  In that capacity, he analyzed complex corporate, international, and partnership tax matters. He has also worked as a reporter and editor for a tax publication, where he focused on international tax and financial reporting issues.  Mr. Netram is a 2003 graduate of the CUA’s Columbus School of Law, and received his LLM in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center.  He received his B.A. in Liberal Studies from the University of Central Florida.


Lisa Martin

Lisa Martin is the Director of the Experiential Curriculum, overseeing CUA Law’s externship program and hybrid clinical programs.  She also serves as co-director with Catherine Klein of the Families and the Law Clinic, where she supervises students representing people who have experienced domestic violence in emergency protection order, family law, and immigration cases, and undertaking community education projects and policy work. 

Her teaching, scholarship, and practice focus on issues relating to domestic violence, family law, poverty, and access to justice. 
Prior to joining the faculty, she taught International Rights of Woman as an adjunct professor at George Washington University Law School.  She also managed the Teen Dating Violence Program at Women Empowered Against Violence (WEAVE), where she represented teenagers experiencing dating violence and worked to reform laws and policies to increase legal protections for teens in the District of Columbia.  Prior to WEAVE, she was a litigation associate at Arent Fox PLLC, and served as a volunteer attorney supervisor in the International Women’s Human Rights Clinic at Georgetown University Law Center.
She is a member of the District’s Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board, a volunteer attorney mentor with the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program, and a former co-chair of the D.C. Bar Family Law Section Steering Committee.  She is a member of the Scholarship Committee of the AALS Clinical Legal Education Section and a former member of the AALS Poverty Law Section Executive Committee. She has been active in developing pro bono services for D.C. residents who have limited access to legal representation, and participates in coalitions addressing domestic violence, domestic relations, and access to justice.


Constantia A. Dedoulis
Director, Institutes and Special Programs
Constantia Dedoulis has served the law school in various administrative positions since 1992. As Director of Institutes and Clinical Programs, Ms. Dedoulis oversees the operational facets of LPP and several other institutes and programs. From 1992 to 2005, Ms. Dedoulis was adviser to the Cardinal Yearbook, and in 2005 she was recognized by the University community with the Rev. William Quinn Award for her contributions to the yearbook organization. Prior to joining Catholic University, Ms. Dedoulis taught fine arts, art history, and visual communications on the high school level and was an art instructor at the Chevy Chase Community Center, District of Columbia Department of Recreation and Parks. In 1982, Ms. Dedoulis earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from The Catholic University of America, and in 1979, she received a Bachelor of Arts with distinction from George Washington University.