THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON RE-NOMINATES JOEL GERBER AND STEPHEN J. SWIFT TO THE U.S. TAX COURT The President today re-nominated Joel Gerber and Stephen J. Swift
to serve additional 15-year terms on the United States Tax Court.
Joel Gerber, of Arlington, Virginia, has been a judge on the United States Tax Court since 1984. Prior to assuming the federal bench, Gerber worked for the Internal Revenue Service as Acting Chief Counsel (1983-1984), Deputy Chief Counsel (1980-1984), a District Counsel (1976-1980), a Staff Assistant and Senior Trial Attorney (1972-1976), and a trial attorney (1965-1972). Gerber also served as a lecturer at Vanderbilt University School of Law (1976-1980). He received his B.S. degree from Roosevelt University in 1962, his J.D. degree from DePaul University in 1965, and his L.L.M. degree in taxation from Boston University Law School in 1968.
Stephen J. Swift, of McLean, Virginia, has been a judge on the United States Tax Court since 1983, and has been an adjunct professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law since 1987. Prior to assuming the federal bench, Swift was Vice President and Senior Tax Counsel for Bank of America (1977-1983). He previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Tax Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office in San Francisco (1974-1977), and was a trial attorney with the Tax Division of the Department of Justice (1970-1974). Swift was also an adjunct professor at Golden Gate University (1978-1983). He received his B.S. degree from Brigham Young University in 1967 and his J.D. degree from George Washington University Law School in 1970.